May 22 - Devotions and Announcements
Devotion for Friday, May 22
Bible Lessons From My Backyard #4: Ants at My Picnic
“Consider the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.” Proverbs 6:6-8
In another translation, verse 6 goes like this: “Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones!”
Ants are certainly not lazy. In fact, they are industrious and hard-working! Have you ever been on a picnic and noticed the ants? Maybe you were just bothered, but if you’ve ever taken time to watch them, you’ve seen how determined the ants are to do their work. Did you know that the ant is one of the strongest creatures in relation to its size? An ant has the ability to carry between 10 and 50 times its own body weight! If an ant finds a tasty crumb, even a big one, it might carry it away, so guard your sandwiches and potato chips!
What can we learn from the ant? Every day, we have the choice of being either industrious or lazy. Life is filled with situations that call for hard work. You can use your circumstances to produce or achieve something, to help someone, and to get ready for the future. Or you can waste time, disappoint others who are counting on you, and avoid accomplishments. God’s Word is clear about which of those choices is the choice of blessing, and you’ve learned that by experience. Relaxing is important and necessary sometimes, but when it’s time to work, getting right at it is the right choice.
*What chores have you helped with this week?
*How do you feel about being industrious and hard-working, and how do you feel about being lazy?
Thank you for the ability to produce hard work. Thank you for the people and the good things that benefit from my work. Please help me to complete the tasks that are waiting for me. Amen.
Announcements for Friday, May 22
Hello, Peace Lutheran School Students, Families, and Staff!
Today is Friday, May 22, 2020, and this is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!
*TODAY, Friday, May 22, is the last day of academic instruction, new lessons, and assignments of new schoolwork. Please work hard to complete your assignments by next Friday, May 29, the official last day of school for 2019-2020.
*Report cards will be viewable online on June 5.
On Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 … please join your Peace family for our annual Memorial Service, this year, on facebook. Thank you to everyone who participated in producing this wonderful presentation!
Unashamed! Romans 1:16 reminds us of this - “I am not ashamed of the Good News about Jesus, because it is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.” The Good News about Jesus is for you every day!
Peace family and friends, please remember who you are and whose you are. You are God’s special, beloved children. Have a wonderful day in the Lord.
Love from Jesus and us,
Mrs. Stathakis and Mrs. Quail