Early Childhood Ministry Educator’s Devotions
Joshua played a vital role in that plan for the salvation of humanity. He couldn’t change his mind and keep the Israelites in Moab. They had to continue on toward Jericho, and God was there to grant them strength along the way.
In my first teaching position, I had the great privilege of witnessing two past students and their mother baptized in front of church on the same day. When I was speaking with the mother after the baptism, she emphasized how coming to church was healing her family.
It is a sad reality that at one time or another, all the children in our care will have troubled hearts of various magnitudes. Seeing a child with a troubled heart makes our hearts hurt as well.
The devil tries to take the pressures of our daily life and use them to turn us against God. Too many responsibilities, misbehaving children, colleagues who hurt our feelings, sickness in the world—these are all ways the devil tries to stick us in the mud on a daily basis and lead us to sinful ways instead of God’s ways. But there is hope!
God made us people who relish food. Even from the very beginning our relationship with him had to do with food, at least in part. Eat from this tree. Don’t eat from this tree. Throughout the Bible we are told stories of Table Fellowship: Don’t eat with these people. Eat with these people. Eating with someone in the ancient world was a powerful statement of camaraderie, companionship, and even charity.
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