September 29, 2021 | Rebekah Lowe
Second graders practiced all last week for Simchat Torah. Simchat Torah means rejoicing in the Torah, which is God’s Word. During this celebration, we sing the songs, Your Word and Torah Ora, which both celebrate and recognize the importance of God’s Word. After singing songs, we read words from the Bible:
We start with words from the Psalms.
The Law of the Lord is perfect;
it gives us new life.
His teachings last forever,
and they give wisdom
to ordinary people.
We read words from the end of the Bible, Revelation.
I pray that the Lord Jesus will be kind to all of you.
We then finish with words from the beginning of the Bible, Genesis, to show that God’s Word never ends. It continues on.
In the beginning God
created the heavens
and the earth.
The Simchat Torah celebration closes with a blessing under a white prayer shawl. The blessing reminds us that we are under God’s care and protection.
Each student did a great job memorizing their line and speaking loudly for the class and school to hear. Great job second graders in leading at the start of the year!