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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Sunday School (10/25/07)

TITLE: Christian Edification
By Charla Diehl
11/01/07


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Sunday School is to the soul what Elementary School is to the mind. Would you ever consider not schooling your children. How would they learn the ABC’s, how to count, to read, to write, and to figure out where their strengths lie? Of course the answer is children need to be taught in order to learn. The same is true of their Christian education.

When my grandson was five years old, my husband and I took on the responsibility to get Jacob enrolled in Sunday School at the church we attended. He learned the familiar stories of Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, Jesus’ birth, and more. His teacher was a model of Christ-like behavior--showing kindness, love and patience to her students. Seeds were being planted in their young hearts.

After several months of attending Sunday School, Jacob’s Kindergarten teacher called me while I was at work. “Thank you for taking him to church school,” she said. Miss Susie explained that there was a noticeable difference in his behavior, especially on Mondays. She credited his Christian education for the change. Jacob had been sharing stories of Jesus’ love with her. I Thank God Miss Susie was a believer and encouraged Jacob to learn more about his Savior.

One hot summer day I was given proof that seeds were sprouting in our grandson’s heart. Jacob was visiting and we were sitting on the porch enjoying ice cream cones. He stood to wave at his grandpa and the next thing I knew he was tumbling down the steps. Thankfully he wasn’t hurt. While brushing the dirt from his knees, he looked me in the eyes and said, “Grandma, you know why I wasn’t hurt?” Not waiting for my reply he continued, “Cause my guardian angel caught me.” How exciting to witness God’s love unfolding in this little boy. I look forward to watching God’s garden bloom in the years to come.


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Debi Derrick11/02/07
A nice story; it's good to know people realize how important Sunday school can be.
Lynda Schultz 11/06/07
Wonderful illustration and a sweet memory.
Donna Carrico 11/07/07
I loved the story and especially the good credit to the work of the Lord in a little boy's life.
Kristen Hester11/08/07
What a precious story. I am so glad "Jacob" has wonderful grandparents who take him to church. Your writing is very sharp and clear. It is easy to read. Good job.

I especially loved the part at the end when Jacob fell (I don't mean I am glad he fell lol) and he applied what he had learned in Sunday School. This is "showing" which is great in writing! It really connects with the reader more than telling.

Keep up the good work. Blessing! (And thanks for commenting on my story!)