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Daily Devotion – Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday, March 11
Matthew 26:43-44

Again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.  So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words.

Riley & Walker Mann drew a picture of Jesus praying the disciples sleeping.

This looks simple, but to say it was simple takes all the thought and grace that went into planning this away from our Sunday School students. Riley and Walker were given very little direction, but decided that they were going to draw a picture together that helped depict these words.

It’s easy to underestimate the patience and kindness of children. In this case, one may not realize how much effort, patience, and kindness these two put into this picture for our church. Riley and Walker spent time listening, interpreting, planning, sharing, and ultimately working together to draw this picture—something many adults struggle with.  We have been incredibly blessed as a church to learn through these children.  We should all be encouraged to open our hearts and listen with willingness to our Sunday School students. When we open our hearts to them we will learn how to better listen, play, share, work together, and to exercise patience and kindness as openly and freely as our Sunday School children.

Melissa DuQuette (Holy Trinity Sunday School teacher & member)