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What about #26?

My oldest daughter has now started her first real teaching job; she has been given charge over a group of third graders in NW Arkansas. (Her dad is very proud!)

She was told that she would be given a maximum of 25 students, so she prepared her room for that total.

  • 25 pencil boxes
  • 25 folders
  • 25 small white boards
  • 25 mail boxes

One problem: she ended up with 26 students.

Now, mind you, I get a huge kick out of this because this is a girl who loves order and symmetry… so by telling her one thing and having it turn out another way makes her crazy! So, for at least a little while, the count on all of her resources will be one-off, and one 8 year old will go without all of the things that his classmates have.

This quickly became a word-picture for me:

Do we prepare our church services thinking that only a certain number of people will show up? Are we limiting ourselves and God with our own expectations?

Lord, please give us at least one more than we expect!

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