Signs of Spring

Rachel Barrow, Children’s Ministry Director

In the springtime, I love looking outside to see signs of spring coming. Birds singing, flowers poking up from the ground and hints of new life are all around. As creation shows evidence of spring, this often makes me more conscious of the signs of new life in other places. 

One of the key signs of spring for me are the daffodils blooming. Before they bloom, they are bulbs, tucked away and planted in the ground. During the winter months, there is hardly any evidence of this flower, just hard, cold ground. But in due time, the stems push through the soil and blooms spring forth. This image has struck me in how similar it is to how God works at times. There are seasons where winter is harsh and I do not see much peeking through the ground, but that does not mean that God is not working deep beneath the ground.  Scripture tells us in Galatians 6:9, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not lose heart.” In due season, His timing and not ours, we’ll see what God has been doing, we’ll see the fruit that He has been cultivating. This season of spring encourages me to abide and be rooted in the Lord, reminds me that He is making all things new.

Another place that I’m seeing God working is downstairs in our Children’s Ministry. During Sunday School and Children’s Worship, there are signs of life and seeds being planted. If you watch Bible Buddies, you’ll see little ones learning the theme of God’s love and how God revealed Himself to us through His Son. In KC Juniors, just last week you could hear a chorus of students reciting their memory verse for the week. And come May, the KC seniors will have spent an entire school year learning the names of God and studying who He is. Seeds are being planted and watered in the lives of the children here at CCC - both at home and on Sunday mornings.  Our prayer and desire is that each child will say, “for me to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:2) and that they will grow “in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52).

How can I be part of the Children's Ministry at CCC?

  1. Prayer - praying for the children and their families. 
  2. Serving - as we get ready to  start our summer semester, we need volunteers to join our team! If you want to observe a class, ask questions, or get a view of what children’s ministry is like, I’d love to meet with you.
  3. Encourage one another - may we look for practical and meaningful ways to encourage and love one another. “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).
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