Last night was the first night of the elementary girls class I am teaching at church. I am blessed with 23 amazing girls and an awesome assistant whom I will call Crafty Mama. Last night we painted and decoupaged pots for centerpieces to bless our small group leaders at a training/fellowship they are having tonight. After the girls finished we talked about how Jesus served. To set an example Crafty Mama and I served the girls lemonade and cookies and gave them each a 2 minute hand massage with black raspberry vanilla lotion which I am told smelled delightful; however my nose was too clogged to smell anything.
Our scripture verses for the night were 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 and Mark 10:45. I wanted them to understand that we need to serve for pure motives and not to seek attention or try to get something in return. We also talked about God made us to make a difference in this world! He put gifts inside all of us to help others. We ended the night with the older girls pairing up with the younger girls and praying for one another. It was really a powerful time and I hope it is only the beginning. I don't think it is any accident that this is what I felt led to teach....sometimes I forget God made me to make a difference, too!