When I was a child, I got to go to Awana at a local church. If you don't know, Awana is a program for kids ages 3 years old thru 12th grade, designed to teach the fundamentals of Christianity. This is done through interactive teaching times, Bible memory, fun awards, and exciting games. I loved being in Awana from 1st grade-8th grade, and now I work in Awana. In fact, this year I am the commander in charge of our church's whole club. I volunteer with Awana beause it made such a big impact on me when I was growing up. I learned how to memorize Scripture, and have a large bank of verses in my memory. My kids are in Awana because of the experience I had, and I work in Awana because I want to be part of making a difference for Christ in the life of a child.
Tonight, I got to sit down with a 2nd grade girl and talk with her about Jesus. She asked me some really thoughful questions, and I gave her some answers. Then I asked her some questions, and she gave me some answers. The final question I asked her was if she wanted to give her life to Jesus, and ask Him to be her forever friend. She did! Once I was sure she understood, we prayed together, and then her little face lit up the room. I gave her a special Bible study book and a new Bible. Before I sent her back to her activities, I read her a special verse and marked it in her new Bible. I pray she never forgets, and will hold onto this promise for the rest of her life.
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
This is what I love! Does life get any better than this?