We had a Lord’s Supper meal at our house yesterday with some folks in the church. It was awesome, but perhaps the best part was that shortly before we ate, our six-year-old son and a couple of his friends were found singing a song from our songbook (to the tune of When Johnny Comes Marching Home):
We’re here to have a feast tonight – Hurrah! Hurrah!
We’re here to eat and drink of Christ – Hurrah! Hurrah!
We’re going to open up our mouths
And let the living Christ come out
And we’ll all be satisfied by the Lord in His house
For we know each member
Has a portion of this Christ – Hurrah! Hurrah!
And when we come together, we’ll display, display
The depths and riches of this Christ
The newness which is in His life
And we’ll all be built up into the house of God
It is absolutely awesome to see the life of Christ growing in our kids – without Sunday school, without programs, without making them sit through 3-hour meetings (yes, our meetings regularly go that long), but simply by being around people who are devoted to pursuing Christ and sharing Him with each other. I often feel like they understand more of Christ at six years old than I did at thirty.