Archive for January 28, 2007

Simple Truth

January 28, 2007

For a few weeks now I’ve done the storytelling at church, K-5th. I was reminded today about how important simple truths are. Too often, people gripe about wanting to go “deeper” or the message wasn’t “deep” enough. In my long life of 29 years (still immature I know), I often find these same people to be people who haven’t taken ahold of the simple truths yet. Who still need to work on Love God and Love Others. Attitude. Patience. Forgiveness. Lord knows all the above are a daily struggle for me.

So I say all that to say this morning’s lesson was great. The theme this month is discipline and today’s topic was honoring God with your body. Talking about how we have been bought with a price. And that our body is not our own. A temple of the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. 6:19-20.

At first glance of the lesson, during preparation, my temptation was to write off the lesson. After all, it seemed shallow. Talking to the kids about watching what they eat and not staying up late? What??!!? But as I prepared more, it became obviously clear just how important these simple truths are. Yes, absolutely kids need to know that they can honor God by taking care of themselves! (According to statistics, over 80% of Americans should have been in the theater this morning!) I quickly internalized the message and it became a great reminder for myself.

Deep is fine. Just never stop working on the “shallow”. Need help with that? Go volunteer in your church’s kids ministry. Go teach a lesson. Guaranteed God will show you something. A reminder. A Simple Truth.