Meet my friends - John, Amy and little Colin.
I am lucky enough to serve on a Praise Team with John. John – “bangs on the drums” – in his own words. Think about it – what is Sunday Morning without drums??
When I am serving on the Praise Team, I LOVE to see the following things from up on stage:
1- My little friends Grace and Mary – who catch my eye and wave at me with their little hands really close to their face.
2- My bigger friends who sneak in the back door – 5 minutes late – and SMILE at me - with their Starbucks cup – (their BIG Starbucks cup) – thinking that none of us notice that they are breaking the rules and bringing in a DRINK. I will not mention names.
3- The Lakeshore community singing ONE NAME – with hands raised, clapping, and, yes, jumping sometimes – as this song seems to bring out the “WORSHIP” in people at our church.
BUT, my ALL TIME favorite thing to see is:
4- Little Colin, in the front row – “Air Drumming” – because that is what his daddy is doing on stage. He jumps up and down, and pretends to play the drums. We left our video camera in Chicago (yah, another day, another blog). SO –
[Insert CUTE Video here – of this CUTE baby jumping up and down, playing fake drums, and SMILING so big!!]
As John WORSHIPS, and leads people in WORSHIP – he is also training his child.
As John and Amy expose their son to WORSHIP, what is Colin learning?
WOW – I want to do that - better.
When I was a kid, our family memorized this verse – (of course, in the King James Version) -
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
When I was a kid, I had NO IDEA why I was memorizing that verse.
I know now.
Thanks, Mom and Dad - for ‘Training Up A Child’.
It has been a long bumpy road.
I fell a few times.
But, thanks to you, I am a child of God that longs to WORSHIP in Spirit and in Truth.
Thanks, John and Amy – for being an example of the kind of parent that I want to be.