The Honor of that First Look

I will never forget May 17, 1989 at 9:34 P.M. That is when I got my first look at my first born baby boy. A video plays in my mind of my husband bringing him to me all wrapped in a warm blanket with his big blue eyes darting around at all the lights in the delivery room. That moment was surreal. That moment was sacred.

In the past couple of months, I have had two sons get married. My favorite part of the ceremony is when the bride steps through the doors and her groom gets his first look at her in her wedding dress. I always watch the groom at that moment. I love to see the look in his eyes as he watches his bride move toward him. That moment is delightful. That moment is sacred.

I love the fact that our curriculum is called First Look! Every Sunday we have the privilege in preschool ministry to open God’s word and give little ones their first look at who God is and what He wants them to know. We get to share with them that God made them and that they have been made in His image. We get to remind them that God loves them and that Jesus wants to be their friend forever! These moments are special. These moments are sacred.

Have you ever thought that what you are doing each week is sacred? The word sacred comes from the Latin word sacer, which means holy or consecrated. I don’t know about your preschool mornings, but it generally doesn’t “feel” holy. But, guess what? Feelings aren’t facts, and the fact is what you do each week IS sacred. It IS holy.

This week as you enter your preschool classroom, take a moment and look at it with fresh eyes. Picture it as a holy place. You may even want to take a moment to pray for the morning and remind yourself that this is holy ground and giving our little ones their First Look is a sacred moment. What an honor it is.

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