Growing Thankful Kids


Thanksgiving brings many traditions to mind. At Messiah Lutheran School, one of the first Thanksgiving traditions we establish with our children is the Preschool Thanksgiving Feast, where our youngest students, our preschoolers, collect and prepare food to share with us

and the community in need. And they share with us, in their very cutest voices, something for which they are uniquely thankful. 

   The world around us shares a message of selfishness with us and our kids. One of our most important jobs as parents and educators is to help our children see their world and live in their world God’s way. 
   Messiah students have responded mightily to our call to bring food for the needy throughout this month. The hearts on our wall continue to grow as more and more food items arrive to support the Lutheran Food Pantry of Lincoln.
   And this week, our oldest students shared — just as many of the did back in Preschool — unique thankfulness as they lead our chapel service. Each student selected their own Bible verse that speaks about thankfulness and then shared what it meant to them. It was a pretty powerful message to hear from our children. What a blessing to learn from them as we prepare our homes, families, and hearts for Thanksgiving — God’s way.

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.   2 Corinthians 9:11