I’ll Never Forget My 1st Grade Hero

By Clifton Fox, Church of Christ

Every kid has his heroes. Mine included astronauts, policemen, firemen, Clint Eastwood and Miss Mills. At the age of six, I met a real-life hero, and learned what heroes are made of. I had just begun 1st grade, when Bright’s Kidney Disease put me into kidney failure. I was in the hospital for months and bed-bound for nearly a year. My first-grade teacher was Miss Mills, and she became my real-life hero.  Because I was bed bound, she came to our home 2 or 3 times each week after her school day, and tutored me through the first grade. What a hero that lady was. Everyone needs a hero in their life, now don’t they. Eventually, I recovered from the disease and later led a normal childhood. But, I will never forget Miss Mills.

The Bible is filled with heroes such as her: Noah, Abraham, and the Church apostles (Heb. 11:32-38). Jesus was, and is, the greatest hero of all time. However, the greatest hero of the Old Testament was clearly Moses. His story, as told in the Book of Exodus, includes fearless courage, miraculous rescues and mountain moving faith. He was a giant among heroes.  Our children need to learn about such heroes. Therefore, July 5th – 7th, Groesbeck Church of Christ will host an event filled with heroes in an exciting Vacation Bible School. Looking a Hero…Come Find One! Is the theme. There will be classes for kids 4 years old to 6th grade 9:30-11:30 am, Wednesday through Friday.

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