Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Today I Love a Challenge

Today I Love a Challenge (Part 1 of 2)

Our two 4th grade classes have taken the song "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" by Matt Redman quite literally and have challenged the entire school to come up with 10,000 blessings...10,000 reasons to worship God. This is my oh so sweet slew of 7th graders singing along to the song of the same name this morning. After a bit of explanation and discussion, we each took a sticky note and started our own personal lists. 

I wanted to make sure they understood that this is similar to Today I Love, but not quite the same thing. While we might love fried chicken, for instance, it might not necessarily be something we think of as a blessing or a reason to worship God. After they had a few moments to think, I asked a few to share some ideas.

The first boy I called on said, "God's omnipresence."

Another boy said, "His redemption."

A third student said, "Forgiveness."


I think they get it.

With one student absent, we had 400 reasons at the end of class. Stay tuned for the final results from our class tomorrow, as I am about to send out an email inviting their parents to join us.

And...ummm...if I may be so bold...while you're waiting for our numbers, why not start your own list? You may not reach 10,000, but the simple act of thinking it through will most definitely lift your spirits.

I promise.