Lessons from the Pumpkin Patch

Posted: October 25, 2011 in Staff & Ministry Leaders

I think I had as much fun as our students did last week at Setniker’s Pumpkin Patch.  And what better way to enrich our lessons on God’s creation than to spend some time exploring part of it at the pumpkin patch.  Each student accompanied by at least on adult, was able to enjoy a hay ride, choose a pumpkin, a piece of Indian corn and a gourd.  Sliding on the slides inside the barn and playing in the corn pit also provided a great deal of fun!

Some students guided by their adult chaperone(s) or their teachers, were brave enough to venture into the corn maze in search of  adventure and the path to lead them out.  The corn maze, at times was enjoyable and at other times, full of dead-ends, barriers and could even become frightful or frustrating. But by relying on their adult help for guidance, the students realized the corn maze was temporary and eventually everyone made it out safely.

It reminded me that just like in the corn maze, our lives can be enjoyable at times and other times frightful or frustrating but we must not forget that we can rely on the perfect Guide.   Psalm 119:105 says,  “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  And Proverbs 3:5-6, says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.  What a comfort! God loves us and we can rely on Him to see us through the “corn maze of life.”  Just like a trip through the corn maze at the pumpkin patch,  the “corn maze of life” is also temporary.  As believers, we have eternity with Jesus in paradise to look forward to.

Our students have a long path ahead of them and are just beginning their spiritual journey. Our prayer is to have an impact in their life for the Lord while they’re here at Grace and that the Holy Spirit will guide each child along the path of salvation to Jesus.

Written by Liz Fast (GCP&K Director)

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