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September 9th: “No more prizes for predicting rain; only prizes for building arks.”

Our scripture reading for today was from James:

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

We talked about different people from the Bible, and the way that they lived out their faith. We thought about one quote in particular from an anonymous source: “No more prizes for predicting rain; only prizes for building arks.”

As we worked on our arks, we talked about how it can be sometimes scary to act on your faith. Other people might not understand where you’re coming from and what you’re doing. We wondered how it would feel to be Noah, building an ark before it even started to rain. What a leap of faith!

We prayed that we would have the strength to keep our faith alive by acting on things that mattered to us, and that God would give us the strength to do what we feel is right, even when it’s difficult.


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