Christopher and I lead a 1st/2nd grade class every Wednesday night at our church for a program called L.O.L. (Live Out Loud). Preschoolers through fifth graders are invited each week to dive into the Word of God a little differently than we do on Sundays. L.O.L. is a fun, fast-paced, loud, crazy time and I love it. The kids run into the sanctuary
singing screaming “Live Life Loud” by Hawk Nelson (You can view the official video here.) and bouncing beach balls all over the place. There is even a pop challenge where the kids play against the adults and whoever wins gets to spray silly string all over the other person. The adults have yet to win. Christopher got silly stringed last week and boy do I wish that I had my camera on me. Needless to say, it is definitely a wild and crazy time.
However, amongst all of the commotion, there is a really great theme that is the backbone to each session during the Lenten Season. The latter part of Hebrews 12:1 says, “Run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” For the past few weeks, we’ve been teaching the children what it means to be determined, to never give up and to always rely on Jesus. Hopefully, they are starting to catch on, but what about you? Are you running the race with perseverance? Continue reading