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April 13


Good morning ___school name____.

Wherever you are at the building, please stand up for Jesus and join me in the sign of our faith. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

While we were away on our Easter break, it was National Dental Hygiene Week.

This is a week where we give thanks for the opportunity to be able to go to a dentist. It's very sad, but true, that not all people in the world have the chance to go to a dentist. This is indeed a blessing that we need to be grateful for.

Here's a quick story I hope you enjoy 

A man started reading a new book called Experiencing God.

Since starting the book, his prayer has been,  Father, help me to see the world through Your eyes."

 On the second day of praying this prayer, he was driving on a country road as the sun was coming up over the horizon. He began praying, "Father, help me to see the world around me today through Your eyes."

God immediately answered him. "You forgot to brush your teeth this morning."

What?

"God, I'm being serious here. I want to see Your activity around me and all you have is, 'You didn't brush your teeth this morning?'" Let's be honest, we all know what it feels like to not have clean teeth and fresh breath. But for God to call us out on it? This was comical!

It was God's funny way of teaching us how important it is to take care of ourselves – and that includes taking good care of our teeth!

I'm now trying to make brushing my teeth a part of my morning prayer time. I know it sounds crazy. Did you know that brushing your teeth less often gives you a HUGE risk of heart disease? The same is true when spending time with God. The less time we spend with God, the greater risk of "heart disease" – our hearts and minds NEED God. God is waiting to hear from us – every single day. If we want to see the world through God's eyes, we've got to know how God sees His children. And the only way to do that is to get to know God better—by spending time with Him more often. And so we pray,

Heavenly Father, give us the wisdom to make time to take care of our teeth. While we are brushing and flossing our teeth, let me take a moment to say good morning or good night to you Lord, and to thank you for all the blessings you have given us.

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen