Little Blessings

Virginia-bluebellsThe church I serve has an excellent preschool program called “Little Blessings.”  We have a three year old group and a four year old group.  This morning the preschool kids came to our church and participated in the service.  It was wonderful!  I absolutely love these kids!

The Little Blessings presentation included singing a song and reciting some poems.  One poem in particular caught my attention.  It’s called “What God Made.”  I’m not sure who wrote it but here are the words:



God made the sun up in the sky;

The little birds to sing and fly;  

The soft green grass and the tall, tall trees;

The bright blue lakes and the still calm seas.

God made the plant; He made the toad.

He made the stone to make a road.

He made the rose, the pup, the bee;

And yet He still had time for me!

Later in the service I preached a sermon called “Teach Your Children Well.”  The main point of this message was that parents, and other family members, need to take an active role in their children’s education.  In Deuteronomy 6 Moses said, “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them upon your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

It really is important that we teach our children well.  Listening to the preschool kids recite their poem made me even more thankful for their teachers, Ms. Dee and Ms. Debbie.  These small children have already been taught that it is God who has made this beautiful world we live in, along with all its plants and animals.  The poem also helps the children learn that they, too, are part of God’s Creation.  This is a very valuable lesson for many of our environmental problems today are the result of our failure to see that humans are a part of Creation too and that as such we are connected to all the other parts as well.  The last line of the poem not only notes that God made us and cares for us, but also that God cares for the rest of His Creation also.  Today it was the kids who taught us well.  I want to thank the “Little Blessings” for reminding us of these important lessons this morning.  You guys are truly a “big blessing” to me!


(If you were to ask our preschool kids who made the beautiful Virginia Bluebells pictured above, they could tell you.)