USA – Harvest Kids, May 27, 2017

“This is the day that Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” What a beautiful and sunny day that the Lord provided for this Harvest Kids Saturday. Many thanks to Joanna and Linda for doing much of the preparation for this special time with the kids. They were unable to stay for the entire morning, but made sure that Veronica, Erika and Isaac had the makings for lunch and special lessons and games for the kids with the theme of “All about love!” The kids had fun doing the hula hoops and jump rope, before going to town on crushing cans. The kids have enough cans that we will have to take a trip to the recycle soon. They also added another 2 ½” of coins to the bullet. They only have 12” to go and they will have filled up the entire bullet for the 11th time. They have witnessed their donations show the love of Jesus to many vulnerable children in Central Africa since they made up their minds to do what they could to “Change the World”. After lunch and celebrating May birthdays, they enjoyed a lot of inter-active games that were centered on the teachings of Jesus about love in Matthew 22:34-46. When Jesus was asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” His response: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” It should be obvious to the most casual observer why Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mt 19:14. Who is teaching you how to be like Jesus? “At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a little child and had him stand among them. And He said: ‘I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Mt 18:1-4