May 8 - No Socks Day
Today is the day that you officially get to drag out your flip flops, your sandals, or totally just go barefoot! It is No Socks Day!
This fun day was invented by people who wanted to promote less laundry and more freedom. Seems like a kinda funny day, but I will thoroughly enjoy going all day without socks!
I wonder who invented socks. When I looked it up on Google it seems as if there were socks long before Jesus was here. They were pretty funny looking, with just two divisions for toes so they could be worn with sandals. That reminds me of the socks I have seen where every toe goes in it's own slot, they were called "toe socks" and most people thought they were very uncomfortable. But, what is the purpose for socks anyway? What do you think? I would guess they were invented for warmth, or to keep our feet clean. I'm sure whatever the reason, they were created for a really important purpose.
So were you! You were created for a very important purpose. It says in Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." Are you following God purpose for you? He plans, or purposes, for you that you will follow after him and seek to do his will and when you do, all things will work together for your good. (Even if it doesn't seem like it sometimes we have to trust the heart of God who loves us and created us.)
Here's a challenge for today: Find the basket of socks that don't have matches that your mom has stuck away somewhere. See if you can find some matches out of the pile. And while you are working on that, think about God's purpose for your life -- to live for him and share the gospel with others -- and enjoy going sock-less today!
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Writen by Sue Van Hal, Children's Church Leader