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August 5, 2021: Blessings Upon Blessings

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. ... I will fear no evil; for You are with me; ... Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life” (Ps. 23:1, 4, 6, NKJV).

These verses mean a lot to me because I know God is always with me and looking out for me.

When one of our teachers resigned in August 2019, we all thought that the school was going to close. So we prayed and prayed, and then Mrs. Smith offered to come out of retirement to teach us. I feel God has really blessed me by having her as my teacher.

Also, the Lord has blessed me with two wonderful grandparents—Nana and Pop. They have been my parents since I was 2 years old. Since the time I started living with them, Nana has taught me the Bible. That is why I am in a Christian school.

From the time I was 4, I’ve wanted to be a pastor. The Bible is so interesting, and I feel that everybody should know about God and His protection over us. I love waking up and seeing His creation. I enjoy the air we breathe and the food we eat—blessings that all come from God.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for keeping us safe and healthy. Please help the scientists to find a cure and a vaccine for the coronavirus. Please help the people who have the virus and their relatives. Please watch over all of us and protect us. Amen.

Laken Carroll is a sixth-grader at the Roanoke Adventist Christian School in Virginia.