Reflections on Lent

posted Feb 26, 2015, 7:08 AM by Amelia Fannin   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 7:08 AM by in apropos ]
Dear Friends,

We started last Sunday with a reflection on Lent in Children's Chapel. We passed around four different objects reflecting on Jesus' time in the wilderness, his temptation and ability to turn stones into bread, his humanity and how he knows what we go through, and how he is the "light of the world." We talked about our skills and abilities, and encouraged each other not to hide that light under a bushel. In the Firelight Class (elementary) we spent a second Sunday on Moses. We read some of his story together and decided that we would focus on his parting the seas in order to free the Israelites. We made puppets and enacted the story, having a lot of fun deciding on our roles & making our creations.  With our helper, Melissa Umbsen, we had two pillars (cloud & fire), Moses, the people, the seas, and the army.  Ask your child which role s/he played?  We continue to read and learn about people listening to God, even when it doesn’t make complete sense. In the Middle School class, we talked about whether or not Jesus knew he was divine. We discussed the pros and cons of knowing and not knowing. We then shared our predictions for our own lives, and whether or not we would want to know the future of our lives. Ask your child, what do they think their life and this world will be like in 20 years?
Jared Wyma-Bradley