“God loves each one of us as if there was only one of us.” Saint Augustine
Recently my fifth grade students reflected on how incredible God’s love is for each one of us. They also reflected on Psalm 93:4:
“Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty.”
I gave my students the opportunity to share some of their favorite parts of God’s Creation- the Pacific Ocean, the Grand Canyon, hummingbirds, giraffes, each one of us! We took time to ponder how amazing it is that the Creator of the Universe knows and loves each one of us completely. We paused in the middle of our discussion to just close our eyes and feel God’s love in our hearts.
After that I passed around a ball and each student shared a time when they felt God’s love recently. It was a lovely opportunity for my students to witness to each other. I shared how I felt God’s love when I was sharing a meal with my family. They had all kinds of experiences:
“while watching the sunset at the ocean, after Communion at mass, while running on the soccer field…”
This beautiful discussion prompted each student to write about his or her experience. They wrote and decorated a fish cut out to display their loving experience and to inspire one another. I feel God’s love every time I walk by the bulletin board.
Mightier than the waves of the sea is His love for you. Amen!