A VERSE, etc., and It’s Over

Yesterday was my last day at school. No, really. I know I’ve said that before, but this time I really mean it. The third and last week of preschool camp is finished, finito, Beendet, terminado, fini, afgewerkt, acabado, avsluttet, законченный. So in celebration I offer today’s verse.

Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven.

Luke 6:23

Alright. So Jesus isn’t really telling me to rejoice and leap for joy because I’m through working. He’s actually telling his disciples to rejoice when they’re persecuted for His sake. Hey! I can make the stretch and say in all honesty I WAS persecuted for His sake.

There were eleven three-year-olds in my care for five days at a church-sponsored preschool camp. I was working for Jesus. And while I did enjoy these kids, there were times when I was definitely being persecuted. At least once a day. Ergo, I was being persecuted for Jesus’ sake!

And this, folks, is why I will never be a theologian.


  1. His Girl on June 21, 2008 at 11:16 am

    heeee. I love your theology. Good clean fun. And you know what? Even giving a cup of cold water in Jesus’ name to a child is important to Him, so really, the rewards in heaven are a reason to rejoice!!!Hooray for being done with preschoolers!can’t wait to see what’s around the corner for our Jenster!

  2. Becky on June 21, 2008 at 11:20 am

    You done a good thing, Jenster. They’re the richer for it.

  3. Gretchen on June 21, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    BIG jewels in your crown, babe, for you have worn the thorns of 11 3 year olds. 🙂 xxxooogretchen

  4. Travis Erwin on June 21, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Enjoy your much deserved respite.

  5. Sing4joy on June 22, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    What? I totally followed your theology. Preschoolers = persecution.

  6. Stacy~ on June 23, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Woo hoo school is over! Enjoy your summer, and yes Jen, rejoice. Have a great week.

  7. The Daily "B" on June 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    LOL – You did good! Eleven three year olds?? Oy!

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