For the past several weeks in Sunday School, we have been reviewing the book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Donald Miller. The book's basic premise is: When you have a chance to talk with God about the story of your life, will you be proud to do so? Will it be an interesting one? How would you change your life so it would be a good conversation with God?
While on his journey to "rewrite" his life story, the author meets many colorful characters along the way - people who have good stories to tell. Most have overcome conflict to achieve their goals. Many have found ways to help others along the way. Today's class was about helping others.
As a way to demonstrate the book's theme, we made Love Letters for children at a local hospital. Love Letters is a program where anyone can make cards and give them to the hospital staff for distribution. The Love Letters website outlines a few simple guidelines to be followed. I made contact with the ChildLife specialist at the hospital and will deliver the letters to her.
We invited the children's Sunday School class to join us. It became an intergenerational community service project opening up people's minds and hearts to one another as well as children who may need a bit of brightening on a scary day.