Our 5-Ring Circus

Our 5-Ring Circus

Scooter, Quab and Bugs

Scooter, Quab and Bugs
Serving the Princesses since 2004

Tiana and Goose

Tiana and Goose
They really need all of those big brothers...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I learned far more today than I taught.

This morning I had to speak in church. If you know me at all, you are well aware of my feelings on speaking in church, especially when other people are there looking at me. Ironically I was speaking on Faith, and mine was shaky all week as I thought about getting up there. I didn't feel like I had much to say on the topic, since I am often the one who has fear instead of faith. I am sure that the Lord gave me the words I needed, because I said a lot that was not in my notes and left out a lot that was.

Then I went to teach my 9 and 10 year old class. These kids know their stuff better than I do most of the time. Giant spirits in little bodies. In sharing time, the children in my class and some of the other classes taught by their examples. One girl spoke of her older brother, who is autistic and nonverbal. She related a dream that she had where he spoke to her, and said that she looks forward to the day when she can have a conversation with him. She said, "I have so many questions I would like to ask him." Tears! Another girl stood to share her testimony. She is a beautiful, sweet girl who has some difficulties. She was very reluctant to speak until her father told her to look to the back of the room at her dear friend, who sat with a smile on her face the entire time. Then the rest of the class welcomed her back to her chair with smiles and high fives. More tears! Another class sitting behind me, all raised their hands to volunteer to help with singing time, then when chosen a boy said "We just all raised or hands for B (their classmate with autism) so he could come up." ALL of these children know what is right and how to be, and they just did it, all of them, without a thought to who was watching or whether it was cool to show love for a classmate or a brother or a friend. I am humbled by their examples and I am blessed to know that my children will grow up with friends like these.


Tracy said...

Wow, what a tender day in primary!? Now I have better questions to ask my kids about it at dinner. You did a beautiful job on your talk today and I'd never know you're uncomfortable doing it--you seemed completely collected and had a really peaceful presence up there. I was glad to be listening. :)

FriĆ°rikssonS (and Parents) said...

Children are such great examples.

Lois said...

Lessons that we forget as adults, to show that much love for each other. Thanks for sharing!