Recently our students performed in a wonderful Christmas musical and 67 of them wore scarves, made by CCS moms who volunteered their time. Mary Ruth Downs, our Kindergarten teacher, knew those scarves could be given to homeless people after our production was over. Her church was in the process of creating winter survival backpacks for the homeless so she asked them if they could use some scarves. The church responded by saying they needed 67 more scarves to complete their survival kits. God is amazing!
CCS staff decided to use this opportunity to help students understand they can be the hands and feet of Jesus. Students were encouraged to write a short note that was pinned to each scarf. The notes told the recipient that the scarves were from students at Community Christian School and that they were praying for the people who would wear the scarves. Then, in groups of two or three, students prayed over each scarf.
What a privilege to be able to show even our youngest students that they too can help others in need by showing them the hope we have in Jesus.
"I lift my eyes up to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2