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The Little Things

The Little Things

Guest Blogger:  Sarah Mazanec, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

As the children’s ministry coordinator at  519, I have the pleasure of spending Sunday morning with some of our most grateful members…our children. I can usually be found in what is known as “base camp.”  This is the place where kindergarten through fifth grade come together to laugh, play, and learn about the Lord.  We have a routine, much like a classroom, that the children anticipate and enjoy.  We welcome one another, talk about the offering, and then jump into our lesson for the day.  Afterwards, we pray together before we leave.

One Sunday,  we settled down together on the carpet to do our ending prayer. As usual, I asked the children if there was something that they would like to pray for.  The requests came in for grandma’s, grandpa’s, being thankful for siblings, mommy’s and daddy’s…there were requests for safe travels and victorious soccer games…and then one younger member of base camp raised his hand with excitement. I called his name for him to give his prayer request and he proudly shouted out, “bugs!”
I could not help but giggle, and I asked this sweet friend, why particularly he wanted to pray for the bugs… His reply…” bugs are small and a lot of people don
’t think about them. But they belong to God and so I want to pray for them…” I smiled and told him how thoughtful that was, and told him he was right…that they did belong to God. On that day, bugs were added to our prayer requests.

That Sunday I was reminded that it is so easy to overlook the little things that belong to God and to be grateful for them.  It got me thinking…what are the “bugs” in my life? The things that are always there that I take for granted, or forget to acknowledge as belonging to God? How can I be more thankful for these things?

With Thanksgiving around the corner and the excitement that the holidays bring…try not to overlook the small “bugs” in your life when giving thanks. Remember, it all belongs to God.

PS: Join me on Sunday’s with the kids. You can volunteer every other month, every month or every week.  E-mail me and let’s get together and chat. PS: I am always looking for an opportunity to go to coffee.

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