“ . . . and little child will lead them.”
– Isaiah, 11:6c, NIV
This Sunday is Preschool Recognition Sunday. Normally we would be indoors and we would have some of our preschool families joining with us for worship, but since will not be able to do that, we will be asking Lisa Lucas, our Preschool Director, to share a few words and introduce a video that highlights the life of our preschool. With the pandemic, this has been a challenging year. Because of Lisa's leadership and the wise direction of our Preschool Board and our Session, we've been able to make it through safely and provide a quality education for our preschool children and their families. So, in the spirit of our upcoming Preschool Recognition Sunday , I want to share with you the story I heard from the perspective of young boy:
A little boy was afraid of the dark. One night his mother told him to go out to the back porch and bring her the broom. The little boy turned to his mother and said, "Mama, I don't want to go out there. It's dark." The mother smiled reassuringly at her son. "You don't have to be afraid of the dark," she explained. "Jesus is out there. He'll look after you and protect you." The little boy looked at his mother real hard and asked, "Are you sure he's out there?" "Yes, I'm sure. He is everywhere, and he is always ready to help you when you need him," she said. The little boy thought about that for a minute and then went to the back door and cracked it a little. Peering out into the darkness, he called, "Jesus? If you're out there, would you please hand me the broom?"
Have you ever had a time when you knew in your head that Jesus was everywhere, but your heart felt otherwise? I know I have. Sometimes we all feel that way, no matter what our age, but children are often the ones to be honest about it.
I hope you will come this Sunday as we honor our Preschool in worship. I think you will be glad you did!