Transitions in life…my oldest daughter recently graduated from high school and a few weeks ago, my wife and I moved her in to her new dorm room. The trip home was filled with lots of emotions: sadness, gladness, satisfaction, and hope. I know many of you have experienced this transition in life, but this was a new experience for me.

When we arrived home, a letter was tucked away in the mailbox from a member of our Sunday School class. The note simply indicated that she was praying for us in this transition time in our life. I am thankful for Christian friends in Sunday School that have been with me through the transitions of life. This daughter had been born pre-mature and spent several weeks in the hospital. My Sunday School family was there, although we were far away from home. When my father-in-law died of cancer, a Sunday School class at a church we were just visiting ministered to my wife and myself. Of course, we joined.

Sunday School classes are there to help us through the transitions in life. They truly are able to exhibit the one another in the Bible:

Love One Another (John 13:34-35)
Build up One Another (Romans 14:19)
Accept One Another (Romans 15:7)
Instruct One Another (Romans 15:14)
Serve One Another (Galatians 5:13)
Bear One Another’s Burdens (Galatians 6:2)
Be Kind and Compassionate to One Another (Ephesians 4:32)
Forgive One Another (Colossians 3:13)
Encourage One Another (I Thessalonians 5:11)

My prayer is that when the storms and blessings of life occur, you have a network of friends that can rejoice and weep with you. If not, let me encourage you to join a Sunday School class…I trust that they will love you also.


About drmarkmiller

I serve as the Sunday School, Discipleship, Small Groups Specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Convention
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