From the Mouths of Babes

Life is pretty fast-paced in first grade. Funny or touching things happen and we usually just keep on moving, but these two gems needed to be written down today. Enjoy!


Number 1: Today, my first graders were gathered in a room to get their vision checked, which is a yearly occurrence at our school. The vision lady was calling kids up to her fancy machine one by one, saying their full first names from the list the office gave her. She, of course, did not know that in class we call Isabella, Ella…Alexander, Alex…and Alexsandra, Allie. After the third time, one of my boys, not realizing the woman was just saying their full names, piped up, “Maybe YOU need glasses!” I think the vision lady pretended not to hear him. I just laughed on the inside.


Number 2: Our Bible story today was about Jacob tricking Isaac into giving him the blessing instead of Esau. At the end of the story, I told the kids that God had a plan for Jacob and that God used Jacob even though he lied and tricked his father. I said I was thankful for this story because I know that God can use me, too, in spite of my sin.  It was near the end of the day and no one really seemed to be listening anymore–or so I thought. When the helper of the day came up to pray for us before going home, he prayed this prayer:

“Dear God, thank you that we could go to school today and learn about you. Thank you that even though we mess up sometimes, you have a plan for us. Amen.”

I love my job. 🙂

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