Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Pocket Full Of Popcorn

I love junior church... the kids say the funniest things and do the cutest stuff! This week was my second week into my month of working down there with the 2's & 3's. Rachel was supposed to be helping me, but decided Bible Institute was a leeetle more important than junior church:o). That's ok... if I hadn't taken the class already, I would have joined her too:D.

So then Kay helped me last week but got sick this week. After going through a list of about 15 girls (no lie) and realizing that they all were either a.) in the Bible Institute class or b.) always helping out with Sunday School or other Junior Church programs, I finally pleaded with Katie to help me... and she agreed:) Thanks a bunch Katie!

It was a nice evening full of fun. In order to get the 2 year olds to sing, I promised to give out stickers to the loudest singer. I kid you not, every kid, all the way down to Joey P. and Abbi R., were singing their little lungs out! I don't know what the 4's & 5's teachers thought of our little concert, but Katie and I sure enjoyed it:o)

Later on, at the snack time, I gave out some popcorn for the kids to munch on. While they ate, I read them a story. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed Isabel's popcorn disappearing at an alarming rate. After the story was over, I sauntered over to her where she said, "I'm done with my popcorn! The rest I'm saving for my mommy!"

Here she had stuffed her little jumper pocket full of popcorn! :D While the idea was good, it got a little amusing during "Duck, duck, goose" because as she ran, she left a trail of popcorn... can you say "Gretel"?

When her mommy came down for her, the first thing she said was, "Mommy, I saved my popcorn for you!" (Insert collective awwww here!)

Her mom didn't scold her for keeping the popcorn in her pocket, but rather thanked and praised Isabel for thinking of her. I thought, what a sweet reminder of what God does for me. He doesn't scold me when I show Him something small that I saved for Him; no, He thanks me for it and blesses me even though I just offered Him the equivalent of Isabel offering her mommy a pocket full of popcorn.

Ahhh... you gotta love Junior Church. The kids are such great teachers!


Happymama said...

Awwwwwww, that is a sweet story. Aren't children wonderful??


Anne said...


Abbi said...

Joey told us, on the way home from church, all about the popcorn that "Miss Aaaaaa-nne" gave him!