“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 18:3-6 ESV
“Children, today is special day, because we are celebrating Mother’s day. We will make cards for your moms and later we will pass it to them.”
Children start to sit down and comfortably positioned themselves to be ready in creating mother’s day cards for their moms, as materials for card-making had been distributed.
This was the scenario last Sunday in our children church, as we commemorate the existence of our mothers. We made CYO mother’s day cards for their moms. Surprisingly, children were as creative as innovative as a poetic as they were.
I made rounds one-by-one to check on their works. And as I could not believe in my own eyesight that they are actually an artist in their own way. They were given an instruction of how to make a card and it was superseded in the results of their works.
Someone, drew and copy directly from the internet…
Someone, illustrates from her own imaginations..
Someone writes, who her mom is to her…
And this was awesome, a 3D card.
Here’s how creative and innovative they were with their cards while having fun doing it.
I intruded in the other sections, and found these cuties…
…and of course P6-boys would have a representative to stand for their flag. Good job! Even a boy like him, could be as creative as with the girls huh!
That was awesome! 🤗
I saw how excited they were to pass it to their moms when fetched from the service. Especially, students from P1 and P2. How excited and thrilled they were when they were doing it, as to how excited they were when they pass it to their moms.
I l❤ve children ministry. This could partly because I am a product of Children Church and has an impact in my former years of my life — that no regret had to be reckoned. Good job to my mom who relentlessly asking me to attend the Children Church whenever I don’t want to.👏👏👏
I love being with them; and it is cool to be with them, because they are de-stressors to me; it’s a joy serving God through them; it’s a delight seeing them grow in their faith. I could see how God wonderfully moves in their lives with their faith, week after week or on Sundays that I will volunteer in Children Ministry of Filipino HopeKids/ Hope Church Singapore.
It’s a two-way benefits in Children Ministry. As you served, you learned. Learning is fun with kiddos. It’s only through them that you will hear different answers that never heard before. But come to think of it, they, actually have their point.
They will think without any boundaries. They will speak their minds without any hesitation and say the truth. They will believe with what you’ve said (that’s why we have to be careful in committing promises to them). They are trusting. They are dependent.
And with these, I learned with them. They serves as a reminder to me. Our faith should be like them — Child-like. It pictures as simple, helpless, trusting dependence of those who have no resources of their own. Like children, they have no achievements to offer or commend themselves with. And that is what Matthew 18:3 is telling us,
and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matt 18:3)
Child-like faith possessed by a true believer—that is Trusting, Depending, Relying and Believing. That #OnlyGod will Empower us; will Extend His glory; will Resource for His Works ( Haggai 2:1-9). I like the fact that for our achievements, we thought of we’ve made it through. But the real truth is, He is working behind the scenes for us.
I like what Ps Jeff Chong, Sr Pastor of Hope Church Singapore, used as an example how God is to us. When he shared about the 2017 Vision of the Church. He illustrates that God is like our father when we are yet to walk. Imagine that a father is playing with a child. Teaching the child how to walk, he will put the child’s feet on top of his feet, then he hold him by the hand and start to walk. The kid actually thought that he is walking by himself and made him amazed by his achievement. The fact is the father who actually walking and not him.
That is how God is to us. We thought of, with those achievements, successes, praises that we’ve received, is our own good dexterity. The fact is– our Father resources for it, for His purpose and glory. That is only right and is a must to always give back the glory and honour to Him alone!
We have to understand that we are nothing wihout God. That our faith is as good as child-like. That pictures out as simple, helpless, trusting dependence of those who have no resources of their own. Have no achievements to offer or commend themselves with.
Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven–Matthew 18:4 ESV
Glory to God❤
I pray that you’ll be inspired by how God moves in our lives. No one can fathom out His plans for us. The only thing we know is, HE IS FAITHFUL. Especially, if we have a relationship with Him. It is more easy for you to hear His voice and He is more willing and able to show His Faithfulness to you. If you’d like to have relationship with Him, I will lead you in a short prayer. This payer is not a magic, but what makes it powerful is when you Believe in your heart and declare it with your mouth, that Jesus is Lord and He is your Salvation.
Romans 10:9-10 says, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Thank you for your Son, Jesus, who died on the cross to wash away my sins. He is the sacrificial lamb. I believe that you rose him from the dead. Father, please forgive me. I fully surrender my life to you from now on wards. Lord, save me, I pray. In Jesus’ name, amen!
Hallelujah! If you have just prayed the Salvation prayer, you had made a great decision. Congratulations!
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