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As I got closer with the children through the Cedar Point of myself for forgetting this truth and making more effort what you see on the outside isn’t everything. In many cases, service. ministries and got to know them better, I realized often that the children at Cedar Point, unlike other children, tend to just to manage the children during this Sunday afternoon mature faster and become more adult-like, or at least they But I thank God that I am not alone in this mission of innocent hearts that remain inside the children as they laugh that I am joined by a team of 16, and not only that but we try to appear stronger on the outside. But when you see the and sing praise, you can see the beauty of being created in the image of God once again. Recently, I experienced something very special in my heart. As we moved to a new place of worship, I spent more time with Kindergarten-aged kids. At first, they seemed nervous as they sat quietly on the floor, but soon they were running sharing God’s love, but God sent His beautiful workers so are unified with the church members who pray for us every week. God’s timing is perfect. I think we’ve learned a lot from our team members as we relied on each other during a lot of changes in the past few months. I thank God for lovingly showing me what is really important in my life as a Christian. around the small room at super-speed and playing tag with each other as if they were in a jungle gym. I soon became impatient at the thought of starting the worship service, and I shouted, “Hello!” to the kids. I thought maybe they couldn’t hear it, so I tried again, “Hello! I am so glad you could all come today.” But the kids showed me no response because it was more fun to run around. And without much expectation, I said, “Can anyone tell me why we are here today?” And the kids who were running around surprised me by yelling in a big voice, “TO WORSHIP GOD!” As such, Cedar Point children often startle me and make me reflect on my lack of faith. Like how I realized what’s on the outside isn’t everything through the Cedar Point ministries, I was challenged by seeing how God doesn’t look at the outward appearances of worship but more of the heart that truly wants to worship. Even though I may not be able to see it, the Holy Spirit is leading the children by touching their hearts before we do. To be honest, I’m so ashamed www.fkbc.org 랄리제일한인침례교회 39