May 11, 2016

Read Luke 2:52

We moved to the Germantown area when my son was just a toddler.  He had been in the “crying every time he was left” stage, and so I dreaded visiting churches.  An amazing thing happened that first Sunday at GBC.  A precious teacher welcomed him in her class and stayed with him for the entire time we were there!  This went on for a few weeks, and so needless to say, we joined!  Through the years, he was blessed with amazing friends, teachers, and leaders in the church.  Yes, he was that little boy who could neither sit still nor keep his mouth shut, yet every week, year after year, he was welcomed. 

When teenage years came, we knew that we weren’t alone in praying for him. (Now, others in the church may have been praying for him to be quiet, but I’m sure that there were prayers for his walk with the Lord sprinkled in there as well.)  Even during his college years, there were phone calls and messages from past SS teachers and leaders, encouraging him and holding him accountable.

That little boy is a fine young man now, and it is due in no small part to many special people who subscribed to the “Let the little children come to Me” (Matthew 19:14) philosophy.  This week in the worship service, we saw parents dedicate themselves to raising their new babies for the Lord.  Their parents will have their hands full, and they need our help.  Let’s love, teach, guide, intercede, and support their efforts in raising the next generation of Christians!

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.