When I started preparing for our large group session for Journey Kids this week and realized we were working with David and Goliath, I knew EXACTLY who I needed to make this story unforgettable for our kiddos.
Nothing more endearing (to me as a children’s ministry leader) than when adults give of themselves to make an impact on kids. When adults give of themselves and act silly. When adults give of themselves to help teach the true stories of the bible and the love and power of God and Jesus Christ.
I was struck hard today when teaching the Life App—HONOR. Honor is letting someone know you see how valuable they really are. When asking the kids if they have ever felt like they weren’t valuable—and to see the hands go up. My heart just hurt. And I know our job at Journey Kids is to make kids feel and know they are valued.
David was not the “king” we would have thought from the looks on the outside. Out of all of his brothers? No way. He was the youngest, probably weakest, and a shepherd. But God used him in a mighty way. God showed HOnoR to one whom others may have thought not valuable at all. And we see how that turned out in David’s life, don’t we? And David with just a sling and a stone conquered big, huge Goliath!!
“Love each other deeply. Honor others more than yourselves.” Romans 12:10.
Thank you, Pete, for your HUGE impact on our kiddos. You were awesome!!