Today at lunch I had to deal with a bad attitude with one of the kids. The child was upset at the color cup they were given. We are often quoting Phillipians 2:14 "Do all things without complaining or arguing." Today I followed it up with the "put on" principle and we talked about Ephesians 5:20, "always giving thanks to the the Father in everything". We talked about how thankful we were for clean water and a clean cup mentioning how kind it was of God to provide us those things. I then mentioned there were some kids who didn't have clean water and had to drink out of dirty puddles. This prompted many questions: What if the puddle had dirt it in it? Would they get sick from drinking the water? Would they die?
But then one child asked a question that made me really think before I answered. "Is God not kind to those kids who have to drink out of puddles"? Um, no God is always kind. He never stops being kind. But we can have a part in showing his kindness by helping provide those kids with clean water. We can save our money to help build wells so that those kids can have clean water.