Jesus Said, “Let the Little Children Come to Me”

What started out as a normal day in Jr. Kindergarten quickly turned out to be an extraordinary one. The morning of March 7th began as all mornings do in JK — opening with prayer, saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and doing morning warm-ups like updating the calendar. Like every other day, the first subject was Bible.  And while God does something beautiful during each day’s Bible lesson, He did something particularly magnificent on this day.  

Mrs. Boucher’s class was gathered in a circle as she read the account of Jesus healing ten men with leprosy (Luke 17:11-19). As always, the Jr. Kindergarteners had lots of questions. And, as always, Mrs. Boucher followed the leading of the Holy Spirit as she answered. Before she knew it, one student asked the most important question that she will ask in her entire lifetime:  “How do I get to heaven?”

That morning, Mrs. Boucher shared God’s plan for salvation with her class.  And that morning, half a dozen Jr. Kindergarteners prayed and asked Jesus to come into their lives.

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  The Bible lays out no conditions regarding age, doctrinal stance or levels of theological understanding. All who believe and confess will be saved.

What happened on March 7th embodies why SVC exists.  Yes … our students thrive academically. Yes … they grow socially.  Yes … they flourish by engaging in a wide variety of activities and interests.  But what makes SVC so special, and what differentiates the school from so many others, is the faculty and staff who are committed to the spiritual formation of today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.  This is the DNA of Saddleback Valley Christian School.

 

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