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Monday, January 11 2016

Education is at the heart of the Christian faith. The scripture below highlights the ever-present opportunities to shape souls through the education process.

You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. "You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. "You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,...
-Deuteronomy 11: 18-20

The scripture doesn't specifically mention bulldozers and dirt piles, but if you want to catch a child's imagination I'm not sure there is any better way. Check this picture out.

What do you imagine was going through the minds of these JCPC preschoolers as they watched the heavy machinery move mountains of dirt as our building project literally "hit the ground?"

At JCPC, education has served as bedrock for the growth of our church. Our preschool, directed by Pris Horne, was the first mission of our church and was providing world class education in our community even before the church was officially chartered. The call to impress God's word and love upon the hearts and souls of our children is in the DNA of JCPC.

If I were one of those children watching the bulldozers move dirt, I imagine the words of Dr. Seuss might come to life in my mind. Perhaps my preschool teacher had just read Oh, The Places You'll Go!

"You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So...get on your way!"

May God of promised future lead us on our way as our hearts and souls are shaped as the Word of God is shared from one generation to the next! Oh, the places we'll go! To God be the glory.

Prayer for Today

Impress your word upon our hearts and souls, O God of grace and God of glory, and by your spirit, lead us into your promised future. Amen. 

Posted by: Rev. Neal Kuhlhorst AT 06:40 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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