Μαθαίνοντας την πίστη σαν ένα παιδί (FAITH)
Every Sunday that I am involved with worship music at my church I have to show up about an hour and a half early (downsides of volunteers in church)? This is not something that I am belligerent about though, I actually rather enjoy the opportunity. Some churches make it hard to be involved in it’s music team afraid to try new things or grow in different styles or directions but not my current one! At those churches it feels less about wanting to glorify the Lord and more “it needs to sound perfect” but that’s a topic for another day. As I warmed up with the band this morning I had to bring my son, Levi, with me. He had to basically hang out and watch.
Firstly let me say this, my son is 2 years old. Surely you know someone that has currently or did have a child around this age. They are crazy! Absolutely nuts! He flies around a mile a minute and this morning I have to commend him for he did quite well. He watched as the band played and in general was a good little man. Somewhere in-between the songs we were practicing I looked up and found him right there in the front, all the way at the front and up close to the stage. We were jamming and in general getting the kinks worked out for the service that would start in about 30 minutes time and he was just there going crazy. A good kinda crazy though. His eyes were closed and he was just dancing, spinning, jumping, laughing, giggling and falling down in the process. All to get up and do it all over again. He did this tirelessly for about 15 minutes. I thought about it during the sermon and it just made me smile.
I searched the scriptures trying to find these two:
Mark 11: 13-16 People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
Matthew 18: 2-4 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Firstly why would anyone ever hinder a child. I’m sure some people struggle with this or it wouldn’t have been warned against by Jesus. It’s the last one though that gets me. Unless I learn to worship with my whole soul like obviously Levi isn’t afraid to do I can’t recieve the Kingdom of God. We must learn to worship wholeheartedly, unabashedly, wholly, joyfully…and when it overcomes us fall down in joy at the prescence of our God.
Thank you son! Thank you for making my morning and for helping to be a mirror to how my relationship with God should look.
I honestly think I learn more about myself from Levi that I do from anything else. Children definitely are a blessing.
I’ll leave you with this!
*I do not know Greek..that was Google Translate*
Also if you like what you have been reading don’t forget to subscribe…it’s much easier to get the next one!