Lately I’m seeing these SAND Room writings becoming new SAND Room writings. God uses a story to create a new story. I pray that is because God is using them to point even more clearly in His direction and how He prevails in all things, both big and small. Today, I heard of something happening in our public schools that it seems we just don’t see anymore— that is, speaking about the Truth of God’s Word in a 4th grade classroom. Here’s how it happened…
My granddaughter, Kylie, was doing an oral presentation at school, and she was talking about what makes her unique. Kylie talked about how she enjoys reading, writing, drawing, etc... When she shared with her class that I had written a book, her teacher asked for a copy of The SAND Room. Kylie was excited to come home and see if I would give him one. Of course, I was happy to. She was also told that she would be able to read a story out of the book the next day. I wondered if that would really happen. Did her teacher understand that this was a Christian book, with stories about God’s miracles in it? He did, because Kylie had told him that.
I was looking forward to her return home from school today to see what had happened. Kylie came bouncing in the back door at the end of her school day, big smile on her face, as she told me how happy her teacher was to have a copy of the book. I asked her if she had read the story she had chosen, and she said she had. She had picked the story called, “Being Guarded.” She liked that story, for one, because she was in it and also, because it talks about some childish things she had done that held a very adult-type lesson to be learned. In the story, I had written how Kylie and I had been reading the Bible together, and she had placed the Bible on her chest, and then on her head. I had used that opportunity to illustrate what we had been reading in Philippians 4:7, “Peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” I shot pretend arrows of fear and worry at her, and showed her how they bounced right off the Bible she held on her chest, and then her head. I told her how God’s Word was guarding her heart and mind from the fiery arrows of the enemy. I wondered, not only what her classmates thought of such a story, but also what her teacher thought? They all seemed fine with it.
While Searching And Noticing the Divine in this, I listened as Kylie told me about her day, and then I shared something with Kylie. I asked her if she had noticed the most important thing in all of this—that she got to share God with her teacher and her whole class. That was the Divine miracle of today! God prevails, even in 2015, and He always will! She said, “That’s another SAND Room story!” And so it goes...
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14 (NIV)