This was my week to help out in the preschool at church. For some reason I dread going almost every time assigned, but then I wind up loving it and am happy I didn’t give in and call in sick. I’m a “parent volunteer” in our preschool program, which means I’m sort of committed but not really. Teachers are required to show up and be thrilled about it. Volunteers are supposed to be flaky, right?
Anyway, we’re launching in to a big summer series on the 10 commandments and today we learned all about Baby Moses. During craft time we made these awesome little foam baskets floating in a foam river with foam reeds and what not. We placed our little foam Moseses in our baskets and Teacher Susie taught us that Moses was a very special baby.
“By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child…”
- Hebrews 11:23, New International Version
After pretzels and just before the Veggie Tales movie we told the kids that just like Moses, they too are very special children. We told them that God has an awesome plan for each and every one of them and that they were created to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. They sat and tried to listen, fiddling with Dixie cups and chewing stray strands of hair. I sat and tried not to tear up, dumbfounded by the simplicity of that awesome little message and how different each of their lives could be if they would truly hear Susie’s words and remember them.
How different could my life be?
No matter how ordinary we may look or feel we are all very special babies. God made us for a reason. I say we work on figuring out why.