In Sunday School class on Sunday morning, the 1st day of Advent, 8 yr. old Kelvin drew a picture of himself on the journey to meet the baby Jesus. He was riding a camel beside the 3 wisemen. He drew his little dog walking alongside the camel. In another class, a teenager shared that sometimes girls distract him in his journey to meet Jesus. And one older woman confessed that she no longer wanted to come to the adult Sunday School class since their regular teacher had been relocated to a mission church in another part of the city, She was so discouraged she didn’t want to attend anymore. But God nudged her heart to go to anyway and she shared how much she was touched as the new teacher shared the Advent message about preparing our hearts as we are on a journey to meet Jesus.
Three pastors of the Igesia Evangelica Dominicana and Ardell came together and prepared curriculum for 4 age groups of Sunday School classes for Advent. It is a beautiful, powerful set of materials. Another lady asked if it would be OK if she used the materials in her community study group with folks who are not Christians.
God works in the most awe-filled ways. We can all excitingly watch for how God’s love touches everyone around us.