Spring is here, which means new beginnings and new life. The most important is new life and new beginnings with Jesus Christ. No matter how we look on the outside, it is our inner joy, peace, hope, and love that God has given us through our new life with Him that matters most.
Last month, as we were preparing for our CentriKid Camp Fundraiser, God gave us a blessing that we still are in awe over. It started out with1st-6th grade helping price and straighten things up for the sale that would be Saturday morning. The kids were all scattered and busy and I had adults helping keep an eye on them. One mom was rearranging suitcases and found one that we had stored for a while. It was smashed in on one side and the lock was jammed. Several people had tried to get me to throw it away, but I just saw potential that it could be used for a photo prop or another need. It was tucked away behind the others, but she insisted we open it. She pulled it out and brought it over to where I was standing. It had a $2 tag on it. It was not very useful looking on the outside but what was on the inside would make all the difference. I said “there is a pile of keys on the table over there.” She went and grabbed a key out of the 25-30 old keys. She stuck it in the jammed lock and it came open. There was a Bible, clothes, and shoes in it. I picked up the Bible and started flipping pages There were envelopes in the Bible. I picked one up and by this time, the mom had found one in the back of the suitcase. We lifted them to the light and could see it was money. We both found several envelopes. The kids were even handing us more envelopes as they came to see what all the excitement was about. There was nothing to identify where this had come from, except Jesus Christ blessed us with enough money to allow 25 children to go to camp. The kids or adults will never forget the blessing God gave us on that Friday night as we worked. So, do not ever forget to look on the inside, just because the outside is flawed does not mean that God has not made a new beginning on the inside. Jesus is alive and you can find that inner joy, hope, love, and peace through Him.
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April 9 -$30 due for M-Jam
April 16 -Sunrise Service 7:15 Railroad Park
April 22 -Mother/Son Scavenger Hunt 4pm
April 30 -Baby Dedication
May 5- Cook Kidz Club
May 6- M-Jam leave at 7:30am
May 14- Mother's Day
June 2-10 Mexico Mission Trip
June 26-30 VBS
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