Today is our weekly Five Minute Friday. This week’s word prompt is “last.”
When I worked at Bible camp, I learned many lessons from my campers. Jesus knew what he was saying when he said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
One week, I had a group of campers that were overly whining. We always did trivia to see who would be first to eat at meals etc. This week, my girls were always last because they’d whine and could never get the trivia question because they were too busy whining about something.
One day, my friend Nick was in charge of the trivia. I kept sharing with this group that the “first shall be last and the last shall be first.” Nick told them he’d let them go first for a meal if they could go twenty four hours without whining. He would check in with me the next day.
These girls however couldn’t go more than a few hours. So they didn’t get to go first the next day. I kept repeating the “first shall be last and the last shall be first.” I hope they learned something that week and carried this lesson with them into their adult lives.