Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Daily Devotional: Sharing More Than Stuff
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Peter Chin
Read: None |Bible in a Year: Genesis 39–40; Matthew 11
Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16
“But I don’t want to share!” wailed my youngest child, brokenhearted that he would have to part with
even one of his many LEGO pieces. I rolled my eyes at his immaturity, but truthfully, this attitude is not limited
to children. How much of my own life, and really all of human experience, is marked by a stubborn resistance
to freely and generously give to others?
As believers in Jesus, we’re called to share our very lives with one another. Ruth did just that with her mother- in-law, Naomi. As a destitute widow, Naomi had little to offer Ruth. And yet Ruth connected her own life to her mother-in-law’s, vowing that they would press on together and that not even death would separate them. She said to Naomi, “Your people will be my people and your God my God” (Ruth 1:16). She freely and generously gave to the older woman—showing love and compassion.
While sharing our lives in this way can be difficult, we should remember the fruit of such generosity. Ruth shared her life with Naomi, but later she bore a son, the grandfather of King David. Jesus shared His very life with us, but was then exalted and now reigns at the right hand of the Father in heaven. As we generously share with one another, we can be confident that we will experience greater life still!
A Happy Jan. 5th Birthday to Thomas W.! A Happy Jan. 8th Birthday to Levi B.! A Happy Jan. 8th Birthday to Amari H.! A Happy Jan. 8th Birthday to Hardy M.! A Happy Jan. 10th Birthday to Macy B.! A Happy Jan. 10th Birthday to Brogan F.! A Happy Jan. 15th Birthday to Quinton D.! A Happy Jan. 25th Birthday to Michael G.! A Happy Jan. 26th Birthday to Madison Bo.! A Happy Jan. 31st Birthday to Emma H.!
The next Red Cross blood drive is January 26th. Times are 9am to 2pm in the AA gym. Please navigate to www.redcrossblood.org to sign up! Your donation saves up to three lives - GIVE 'TIL IT HURTS!
There will be a Barnes & Noble Book Fair on Saturday, February 9th from 10 am – 8 pm to benefit the library. Come visit Barnes & Noble at Chesterfield Towne Center to shop, enjoy activities, and support our library! You can also shop on Sunday, Feb. 10th or online as well! (Snow date- Sat. Feb. 16)
Donuts with Dad/Muffins with Mom Event has been moved to February 15 at 7:15 am in the café. $2 is suggested donation.
Teachers & Students that drive - Please remember to drive slowly and carefully when you pull in or out of the parking lot. Children can be anywhere, arrive early, and stay after school.
Students and parents of students who ride the bus: Please be at your stop early. Buses run on a tight schedule; if you make the bus wait they are late to the stops that follow you. ALSO: parents, please be at the pickup point on time in the afternoons . . . If the bus is sitting there waiting on you, you probably need to be there a bit earlier.
Mark Your Calendar:
Jan 26 - Red Cross Blood Drive, 9am - 2pm in the gym
Feb 9 - Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Chesterfield Towne Center, 10a to 8p
Feb 15 - Donuts w/dad and muffins w/mom, AA Cafe, 7:15a
Monday: Weekly SGO Meeting; Tutorials
Wednesday: Chapel Talk with Catarina S.; Tutorials
Fri, Jan. 18, away @ Southampton, 5:30/6:30 JVG/VB
Tue, Jan. 22, home v. Tidewater, 6:00* VB
Fri, Jan. 25, home v. BSH, 4:30/6:00* MSG/VB
Tue, Jan. 29, away @ Brunswick, 5:00/6:00 JVG/VB
Thur, Jan. 31, home v. Carmel , 5:30* VB
Tue, Feb. 5, away @ Kenston Forest, 6:00/7:30 JVG/VB
Wed, Feb. 6, away @ BSH, 4:30/6:00 MSG/VB
Fri, Feb. 8, away @ Richmond Christian, 6:00/7:00 MSG/VB
Tue, Feb. 12, home v.Southampton, 5:00*/6:00 JVG/VB **Senior Night**
Fri, Feb. 15, away@ Tidewater , 7:00 VB
*Denotes Mascot Cheerleaders to cheer at game*
Tournament games for February and beyond will be posted soon . . .