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Bigger and Better

Posted by Sally Bland on

Last week I had the pleasure of spending Sunday morning with our Elementary kids.   As we dived in and discussed how God is enough, we played a game, “Bigger and Better!”  Rachel Nordlund started us off, she had a pen and asked if anyone had something with them that was bigger and better.  The kids eagerly jumped in with things like clothes, electronics, and jewelry.  It didn’t take long for one of the kids to excitedly shout out, “I’ve got something bigger and better!”  He said it with such enthusiasm we all wondered what it could possibly be!  “Remember you have to have it with you,” Rachel reminded him. “I’ve got the Holy Spirit and He’s always with me!”  What more could be said?  We all laughed, he had so easily shouted out a biblical truth without hesitation.

“Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?” – 1 Corinthians 3:16

The bigger and better is not things like money or possessions; it is our relationship with God.  It always amazes me how children can accept this truth without hesitation.  Perhaps that is why Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 18:3-4, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.  So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

I feel very blessed to be part of Children’s Ministry where I get to experience God working among our young faith community!  The children’s faith has strengthened my own.  Watching how they come to God, with open arms, has impacted my understanding of how the Holy Spirit draws us into a deeper relationship with God.  The gift of the Holy Spirit is amazing, making us the very temple of His presence!

I pray God will bless our faith community and will use the Holy Spirit to bring us closer to Himself, each other, and to those who desperately need His presence in their lives.


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