Sally made a face at Jack and said, “Now you know the teacher said we could not trade our parts in the play”.
Proverbs reached over David and handed him a cup of hot chocolate. “David, I think we should figure out why you don’t want to be a cow in the Christmas play.”
Proverbs asked, “Is it because you don’t like cows or think it will make you look silly in front of the school?”
David answered, “No, everyone else looks silly too.” He went on, “We think that is the fun part!”
“Yeah!” Jack chimed in too.
David took a sip of his hot chocolate, “Cows don’t do anything important, they are nothing.”
Proverbs looked concerned at David and asked him a very important question.
“David, does it make you feel like you are unimportant, nothing?”
“Yes.” he whispered.
Proverbs sat down beside David and put his big furry arm around him and gave a little squeeze.
Proverbs looked each child in their eyes and said, “I want to tell you something and want you to put it in your heart, forever!”
“In Jeremiah 1:5 Gods says this about you…”
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s belly. Before you were born, I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to this world.”
“God loves each of us so much and we are very important to Him. So important that He planned you and your life before the world began.” Proverbs squeezed Jack, Sally, and David’s hands as he spoke to them.
“Now since we are that important to God, shouldn’t we do our very best in everything?” Proverbs continued, “Even when we think it is a not so important job, because to God everything and everyone is important!”
They all nodded yes. And Proverbs said he would come to their school and watch their Christmas play next week.