Let Them Come

March 7, 2011

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.

3 responses to Let Them Come

  1. That was awesome. And they did it with no prompting. They weren’t given a songbook and told to go and sing. They just did it. Might have even been more awesome than the strawberry pie!

  2. Hey look, you have a blog still! I’m a big fan of the “post something like there was no gap of time” approach instead of the “apologize for not posting more often” approach.

    Very cool about the song. Gina was telling us about how you do the songs A Capella to popular song tunes to prevent the musically inclined from being the worship leaders. Very good idea.

    Hope you guys are doing well.

    Eric

  3. Yeah, there’d be little point in me apologizing for not posting. In any case, I’m not really sorry about it. :) Basically, I just have two criteria for whether or not to make something a blog post – if it’s (a) something longer than would fit in a Facebook status, or (b) something I’d want to refer to later. This fit the first category.

    Frank writes a lot about a church taking a significant amount of time with no instruments (he says at least a year) in Finding Organic Church. That book has a ton of practical stuff, but I can personally testify to the benefits of it.