A simple lesson of making pizza in our first grade classrooms taught me an enormous lesson! Working together can be fun, frightening, faith renewing and filling.
Fun- watching 50 first graders roll pizza while they sing roll, roll, roll your dough almost made me fall over giggling!
Frightening- This was the maiden voyage of this lesson, I was nervous that it would even be successful! Helping these students spread the sauce without spilling it all over the carpet kept me on my toes.
Faith Renewing- Watching all four groups of students and teachers be fully engaged in learning was why I became a teacher! My nervous thoughts were dissipated, the Pizzas turned out fabulous! Why had I ever been nervous?
Filling- Eating the Pizza was great, watching the students enjoy their educational experience and enjoying their work of art filled me up! Simple joy in the moment.
What I learned
God gives us experiences to help us grow and to understand Him better. These can be fun, frightening, faith renewing and filling. Sometimes this means that we must stop long enough to Reflect on what has happened. A process that I often overlook.
Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.Psalm 71:17
Take some time to Reflect over your week and answer these questions.
- Where did I see God at work?
- What caused fear or unbelief?
- How did this cause my faith to grow?
- I praise God for ______ because it taught me _________.
I would love to hear from you and how these questions have helped you Reflect!