Last month I wrote about Sunday School having substance and the important work we do. I was struggling for a topic this month until I asked myself what was the ONE thing that keeps us HOOTing in Sunday School?
God’s unconditional love – God’s grace?
The fact we are forgiven no matter how much we sin?
All the good we do is a response to what God gives us?
We are children of God?
Jesus was a game changer, and the gospels tell his story?
We believe in the Trinity – God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
Two for the price of one: Baptism and Holy Communion?
Reforming our ideas of what it means to include everyone?
As I think of Mary on that donkey in this Christmas season, I can’t help but remain in awe. Baby Jesus had to be pressing against her bladder more than once and imagine trying to be comfortable while sitting on a donkey pregnant! Jesus was born of the handiwork of God, the Holy Spirit, to a virgin who simply served the Lord. And he learned to be a carpenter from Joseph. Joseph… his dad who saved his mom from ridicule and possible death, took his family to Egypt in order to fulfill God’s plan. Jesus knew the deep love and devotion his (earthly) dad had for his mom. And that brings me to the conclusion…
Yes! Jesus was, and is still to this day, a game changer! We focus on Jesus… Help Open Our Thinking Our Wise Lord! HOOT, HOOT!
On behalf of Team Sunday School (Krissy Soltesz, Elaine Jardine, Agnes Kimball, Steve Louie, Laurie Maccri, Jen McLaren, Sandy Sambucci, Marisa Bozarth, Robin Sperry and Trish Colbridge), we wish you and your entire family a very Merry Christmas! During your grace on Christmas Day or at a time that you remember it, exclaim, “Yay, God!” because Jesus was and is a Game Changer! He is one Soul of an idea… Thanks Be to God!
At St. Paul’s, “Help Open Our Thinking Our Wise Lord! HOOT HOOT!”