For the past month or so the Early Learning Center here at Redeemer has been sharing their artwork on my study door. I’ve had sheep covered with cotton balls reminding us of the need to follow the Good Shepherd. I’ve had both crosses and empty tombs to share the marvelous news of Christ Jesus’ death and resurrection for the forgiveness of our sins. This week, there are fish coupled with the reminder from Isaiah 43, “When you go thru deep waters, I will be with you.”
I’m at that in-between status where you don’t get to put children’s art work on the door (or refrigerator). Our children are grown and there are no grandchildren, yet. (But, Krista and Chase will present us with one at the end of July, God willing!)
Still, I’m in that wonderful place where I do get to share these messages from the Bible with little ones on a regular basis. What a gift we have, here at Redeemer, to be able to watch over, feed, and teach the youngest among us the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord, as well as help to prepare them for school and the life that lies ahead.