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December 14, 2021
By Dr. Susan DeMoss
Nativity Art

John Sammis (1887) wrote the hymn, “Trust and Obey.” The first stanza is - 

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,

What a glory He sheds on our way!

While we do His good will, He abides with us still,

And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Obedience is the first level in CHA’s leadership paradigm. Pictured above is an example of directed drawings from Mrs. Rose’s kindergarten class.  Mrs. Rose said, “Directed drawings are a great way to teach students how to listen and follow directions.” The nativity is a great reminder of Christ’s humility. Philippians 2:5-8 states, “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

As we teach our children to obey, we teach them the key to humility. We are also fostering the key to happiness, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.