Today seems like the best day ever to TRY to begin my weekly Stone Sunday Chronicle where I’ll share a bit of our worship experience. Why is today the best day ever? Because HE IS RISEN! Celebrating this Truth for me and my family brings me great joy.
By God’s grace, we woke up late but made it to church early enough to get some coffee! So today, we find ourselves in worship all together, including my youngest who is 9, as on other Sunday’s he is in his classroom. So while I’m taking notes on my phone app provided, he’s taking his own…my heart exploded with joy as I unfolded his church bulletin I was about to toss in the trash to find the following:
So, I’m thinking he gets it. That Christ passionately pursues him with a never-ending, never-forsaking love. To love the heart of Christ is to recognize His heart for you. My Momma-heart rejoices and turns to pray that my dear one will daily recognize the Truth of God’s love for Him that sent His Son Jesus to the cross to bear the weight of our sins – so that we could be with Him forever. And that God IS with him NOW, by the power of the Holy Spirit that lives in his 9 year old heart – a seal of promise that my boy belongs to God.
Well, this one also offered up a hilarious moment that I hoped did not turn into a meltdown, as Pastor ask for those wanting to accept Jesus to raise their hand, to which he did. Why? Because he wanted to do it – again (he’s already accepted Christ several years ago), so that….he could get the new bible they were offering to new believers (this child needs a new bible…). So I joyfully promised him a new bible forthcoming.
After worship, our oldest and husband and I then serve in our preschool ministry. I love seeing these kids each Sunday. All of the 4 year olds were together as we waited to go see our special guest, an Illusionist that would present the gospel. Each Sunday, seeds of Truth are being planted in the hearts of these children. Our family considers it a privilege to be a part of something bigger than ourselves – seed planters that others will come along and water, and God will grow in His time.
Our afternoon was spent with both sides of our family as we celebrated Easter with a burger cookout. My man is the king of the pit. We were blessed with great time together. Our oldest wanted to lead in our prayer of blessing. Past the food, he was looking forward to some basketball court time with his dad and uncles. I was delighted to visit with one of my SIL, my Mom, and a friend that stopped by.
May you and yours be blessed,