Saturday, October 8, 2011

Receive & Give

Watching my three-year-old son receive gifts on his birthday, I had a glimpse of what it means to receive the kingdom of God as a little child.  My son was filled with wonder and amazement even at the simplest of gifts. We are called to receive God’s reign with the same amazement, and welcome all as are part of the reign of God.  As the church, we need to bless and pray for our teachers and educational leaders, that they might have the resources they need to welcome all of God’s children, for whom the reign of God belongs.

Rabbi Jesus, our Teacher, may Your blessing be upon all of our teachers and educational leaders; may we be a blessing in our gifts, time and talent to all Your children. Amen.

Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell
First Christian Church
Durant, Oklahoma

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