For God so Loved…

Posted: May 21, 2013 in Staff & Ministry Leaders

This is the time of year the staff of Grace Christian Preschool and Kindergarten meets with mixed emotions. It is the last week of preschool, and kindergarten ends next week. While some of our students are returning in the fall, many will be moving on and it will be time to say goodbye. It has been such a blessing to have gotten to know each child and witness the growth that has taken place. We know that they are ready for the next step in their educational journey, but we will miss them!

Fortunately Dallas is still a small community where we will run in to our students and their families from time to time and when we do, it’s great!  I’ll be honest, the kids don’t always remember us, and even though we may struggle remembering a child’s name at times, we never forget them and the connections made with their families.  Once a child has been part of our school we consider them one of “ours”!

I don’t know about you, but the songs I learned as a child are the songs that have stayed with me as an adult. Every year we teach our students a special song with the hope that they will always remember it. The way we sing this song appeals to multiple learning styles because it encompasses the following:

  • Seeing a DVD of kids singing the song
  • Hearing the song, sung
  • Saying the words through song                         
  • Movement …doing the motions to the song

The song is one of our favorite passages of scripture; it’s John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will never die but have eternal life.

The song continues:  He is the way, He is the truth, He is the life so put your faith in Jesus Christ and your soul will never die, you’ll have eternal life!

Our prayer for all of our students is that sometime during their life the Holy Spirit will open their hearts to understand that passage and accept the wonderful gift He brings.

Written by Liz Fast of GCP&K

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