Well, the Good News is…according to the New Testament, the Good News abounds throughout! Matthew, Mark and Luke proclaim it and in Acts, Paul was “preaching the Good News about Jesus and the resurrection.” Thus, the Good News Club was born in our little town many years ago.
It’s a mini-vacation Bible school, where the school children come after after school each Wednesday. There they are taught Bible verses, Bible stories and concepts, fed snacks and play games. I’ve helped through the years by maybe making cookies for snacks, or presenting the Bible stories or helping them with a craft. And the stories I could tell.
Like the day I told the story about Jesus asking his followers,”Who do people say I am?” in Mark 8:27 and I went on to talk about the different ways we may see other people. I looked around the table and told them that when I looked at Mrs. X, I would say that she was a mother and grandmother and a Christian lady. I asked one of the little boys (a 3rd grader, I think), “So if I asked you ‘Who do you say that I am?’, what would you say?”
The little guy blinked and without missing a beat said, “Well, you’re the old blonde that comes to teach us every week.” !!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 I loved it!!
I wish you could’ve seen the Good News ladies faces! Their jaws dropped. They turned white then green. They were aghast! I could hardly keep a straight face but managed to get through the lesson. After all of the children had left, the Good News ladies collapsed into hysterics and tried to console me. Hey, I thought the kid was honest, hysterical and he quickly became one of my favorites!!! Too cute. (I still crack up every time I tell this story!! 😀 And this, BTW, is one of Big Bosses’ favorite stories!)
Anyways, this week’s story was from Proverbs 6 about the little ants that scurry around all summer in preparation for the winter. And how sluggards sit around and rest and fold their hands and take naps. And then I look down at granddaughter #3….