jueves, 13 de mayo de 2010

Dia de los Ninos, Day of the Child

One of the things I love about the Mexican people is that they have a party for everything. At the end of April we celebrated the Day of the Child. (on a side note, our boys wonder why we don't celebrate this in the US, I told them its because everyday is kids day there, they didn't think it was funny.) We took time out to celebrate at the soup kitchen as well. Reviewing the fruits of the spirit with fruit smoothies, games, crafts, face painting, balloons and goodies. The kids from Santa Claus Camp gathered school supplies and placed them in a plain canvas backpack type of bag. The kids stenciled and decorated their bag. Then they explored their bag to find, a folder paper, pencils, a ruler and other fun things. Soon after completing this task a line was developing to have me translate the personal notes written from the kids of Santa Claus Camp to the kids at the Rio. They also had so much fun hearing what their child wrote just to them. Jesus said , "Let the little children come to me." I think He created the first Day of the children.

2 Cor. 4:7 "We have this treasure in jars of clay...."

2Corinthians 4:7 "We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. " Not sure if you can see this, however this gorgeous flower is growing in side of a old coffee can. The can is rusty and dented. The flower is gorgeous. I haven't repotted it because honestly I had no idea of the beauty of this plant. It reminds me of what Jesus can do to our life like this an old rusty coffee can. Through the power of God springs forth unexpected beauty. It like peace seen in times of turmoil. Joy found within sorrow. Hope amongst the hopeless. Our God has all surpassing power and He wants to display it in our jars of clay. You are a coffee can that He is just waiting to use, are you willing?

The beauty of hard work