RESILIENCE Keep going when the going gets tough!
In Sunday School, we continued our theme of RESILIENCE with Peter and John's story. Peter and John faced a huge problem - they were arrested for spreading the word of Jesus. They could have given up but they kept going. Because of them, a man was healed. Because of people like them, we know about Jesus today. We talked about how we all face our own challenging situations in life - school, family, sports, friendships, etc. Sometimes we go through things we just don't understand and it's hard to trust God. We were reminded that the most important thing is to keep going even when it gets tough. We can start each day choosing to be resilient. We listened to a positive morning song by Dwayne Reed. We also examined an important lesson in one of my favorite children's books - Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. Pete starts out on his journey singing about his new white shoes but steps in a whole bunch of messes along the way. When faced with these apparent disasters, Pete keeps singing but shifting his song. The end of the story reads, "The moral of Pete's story is no matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song because it's all good." We finished by celebrating Mother's Day with a special poem prompt.