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Spontaneous Cheers

Oct 1, 2021

One of my favorite days is Thursday. You see, that’s the day when we have three chapel services. First, I attend the elementary chapel at 9:15. Next is the high school chapel. Middle school is the last one that day. Elementary chapels are probably the most fun, as we sing very interactive songs with motions that could be used in any aerobics class to get the heart pumping! I must admit that I can’t get down to the floor in order to jump up high into the air. That’s just not going to happen.

To start the year, Ms. Fitcher has been sharing about the Old Testament. One week she told the story of Gideon and how God kept having him cut back the size of his army until it was absolutely impossible for his army to win the battle against their enemies. He only had 300 men left, while the Midianites had an army of 120,000. God had him cut the size of his army so that when they were victorious, they would know that it was really God who had won for them.

Ms. Fitcher explained to the children that the soldiers in Gideon’s army were given a trumpet and a torch. They surrounded the Midianite army, which confused them. So the Midianites began to panic and turned on each other. God’s army won! The entire elementary school broke out into a spontaneous cheer and clapping. It was awesome!

Isn’t that the way we should be every day when we see God doing amazing things in our own lives? Why do we become hardened to God’s provision and blessings? Leave it to the little ones to show me what it means to be truly excited when God wins! We sure do serve an incredible God!

Because of His Faithfulness,
Dr. Sharon Brobst, Director