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
Today's short story is called: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
A science teacher stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began, he picked up a large empty jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter. Then he asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was. So the teacher then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. Then, the teacher picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
"Now," said the teacher, "I want you to recognize that this is your life.
The rocks are the important things – your faith, your family, your health and your education – things that are so important to you that if they were lost, your life would be changed forever! The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your friends. The sand is everything else – the small stuff!
If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are really important to you.
Let us pray,
Give us the wisdom to spend our time and energy and the important thing in life and not sweat the small stuff.
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.