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Topic: Sunday School (10/25/07)
TITLE: Aunt Sally
By Amy Kuncaitis
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Oh, how I looked forward to Sunday school class each week! I must admit, at age five it was not the Bible lesson that I learned each week nor was it the little songs I sang that made my heart leap (although I liked both of those) rather, it was my teacher, ‘Aunt Sally’.
Aunt Sally was a faithful angel to each of us children. Each and every Sunday morning at 8:45am without fail, Aunt Sally would be standing at the door of our Sunday school classroom ready to greet each one of us as we entered the classroom. She would softly touch each one with a gentle hug, a kind smile and an encouraging word. She made each one of us feel special, valued, loved, and accepted. Her eyes were kind and reflected Jesus’ love before she even said a word. Each and every week I looked forward to her eyes meeting mine.
Every week the room would be filled the chatter of children as each of us would scurry to find a seat. Aunt Sally would stand in the front of the classroom trying desperately to gain the attention of fourteen five and six year olds.
“Class…class….class…please look up here…class…” This older, grey haired, sweet teacher would plead desperately to get our attention. She would then brake out with a last desperate approach. Still, with a calm, gentle voice she said:
“I’ve got candy for anyone who listens and sits quietly today”. Instantly, ‘Aunt Sally’ had our undivided attention.
I remember distinctly Aunt Sally’s kind, gentle voice leading us each week in songs like “Onward Christian Soldier”, “Heavenly Sunshine”, and “Jesus loves the little Children”. She would always end the last song with “Yes He does love you kids, yes He does”. Once again Aunt Sally gave us that assurance that we were loved, cherished and valued not only by her but by Jesus.
I held onto those words that Aunt Sally spoke to me each Sunday. I carried those words in my heart throughout the week until the next Sunday when I could once again meet with Aunt Sally for Sunday school.
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