Merry Christmas!!!! What a wonderful time of year to spend time with family and celebrate the coming of the greatest gift of all time, Jesus! Join us this weekend for our Christmas services. We will have two service options for families, Friday December 24th at 4:00pm OR Sunday morning December 26th at 11:00am. I have attached this flyer for more information and for you to invite your friends, neighbors, or co-workers.
In preschool (3-5 years) we finished our Kingdom Tales, Jr. theme with a continuation of the gloves of prayer. We talked about how we should thank God for what we have. It’s so easy to get caught up in thinking that we need to have the latest trendy things. I remember when I was little, I really, really, really, wanted to have what was then the coolest toy ever: a Furby. I mean this thing was awesome. It spoke it’s own language, learned English the more you interacted with it, responded to your movement, words, touch, the light, and the dark; it was practically human. One fateful Christmas, I got it as a gift from my parents. I was so excited! I loved this toy so much I played with it for an entire two weeks. And then I began to realize how annoying this toy was. If I bumped the pile of stuffed animals it laid in, it would purr and mutter some Furbish word that I had lost interest in looking up. It would wake me up in the middle of the night with a delighted cry of, “MORNING! Me loooooove you! Play?” because a sliver of moonlight had peaked through the shades and somehow found the sensor on Furby’s forehead. I rejoiced the day I finally figured out how to remove its batteries. But as much as I disliked that toy, it was a lesson well learned. I felt bad that my parents had spent money on that ridiculous toy. The same goes for what I ask of God. Sometimes I do ask Him for things I don’t need, because I think that what I have isn’t enough. Then I’m reminded of Furby, and I realize that I don’t need more of those in my life. God has already given me all that I need, and for that, I should be thankful.