Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Message from Gretchen Janes, Central Preschool

The sandbox is a popular spot to be if you’re a preschooler. I personally detest the sandbox. It’s messy all the way around – clothes, toys, hair and body parts; it travels with you inside after dribbling across the patio; it builds up in your shoes; and it sometimes can leave a really bad taste in your mouth. There is no escape!

The sandbox is a little like life, actually, it’s a lot like life. Life can be messy and many analogies could be made or lessons learned from the sandbox season. One such life lesson in particular is respect for others. A simple (preschool) definition of respect means that you treat another person just the way you would like to be treated. Jesus showed respect to everyone He met when He was living here on Earth. He wants us to do the same thing by loving others just as much as we love ourselves. When we respect people, all people, we are becoming more like Jesus.

Bible Reading:

Romans 12: Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Philippians 2:33 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

1 comment:

  1. Great message from the sandbox, Gretchen. Thanks for sharing.


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