Whew, what an amazing day our team has had. As we move forward, God is revealing more to each of us about why we are here. For me, I have been reminded of the parable of the sower that Fr. Mark preached on a few Sundays ago...
From Mark 4 (NIV) 3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”
The children we are seeing already have a pretty good understanding of Christ's love; so they are "good soil". I see a big part of our mission as a responsibility to make certain those seeds that have been planted by those before us receive water and fertilizer. I can't wait to see what else God has in store for us.