1 Chronicles 29:11
King James Version (KJV)
Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
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I managed to hold back most of my tears at my son’s Pre-K graduation ceremony. One or two tears escaped, but I don’t think anyone noticed. He has grown so much this past year, both physically and spiritually. God has so been in the details.
My son didn’t attend preschool before this past year. I kept him at home with me, and for the longest I wasn’t even sure if I would sign him up for pre-k or just keep him home until kindergarten. I was trying my best to gauge where he was developmentally and socially, take into consideration what his desires were, and to make the best decision I could for him regarding his schooling.
Soon after he turned four years old I realized that my son was craving more activities, friends, and interactions with different people. I realized that aside from Sunday church and Mothers of Pre Schoolers club, he had never spent any length of time away from me, nor did he have the many other little skills required to prepare him for kindergarten such as walking or standing in a straight line, using a backpack, and listening to a teacher for an extended period of time.
With an excited squeal from my son, I enrolled him in the pre-k program at our church. I loved that they had Bible time and worship songs each day, and that the whole program is centered around God. He immediately showed more interest in learning about Jesus, reading, writing, counting, exploring – everything! Needless to say, it was the best decision I could have made because he absolutely thrived in this program.
When I picked up my son on the last day of school I found out that his teacher was retiring to spend more time with her new grandbabies. When I heard this I immediately thought about how my obstetrician retired right after my son’s birth. Once again I think that God placed the best people in my son’s life for just as long as he needed them to be there.
God hand-picked my son’s teacher and both my son and I absolutely adore her. She was a retired elementary school teacher who wanted to teach pre-k at our church where she was actually encouraged to teach the children God’s word as opposed to the public school where it was not allowed. I can’t think of a more qualified pre-k teacher to be blessed with. She knew exactly how to prepare the children for both elementary school and for a life in Christ.
God’s unfailing love and devotion to his children never ceases to amaze me. When we put Him first in our lives, we can always be assured that God is in the details – He even works behind the scenes.
~This Glorious Day~
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