Last Sunday was the first week for oldest, being in 6th grade now, to go into service with us.
Our church has a phenomenal children's ministry and each of my kids have an age appropriate
class they go into. However, last week was move-up Sunday..my son falling into that category.
As he got dressed into "real" clothes(if you read my post from Friday you understand that) I could tell he was excited. He was excited to go with us and hear the adult message. No more games_ snack time_ making a craft_ he was old enough now to be with adults.
As we stood next to each other the band played, we sang, he clapped_ and I had a lightbulb moment. The kind that makes you stop and pause..I couldn't get past how awesome it's going to be to watch his life _ his love for Jesus grow_ for it to become more real to him with each year that he matures_ for him to independently worship.
It will no longer be about us... but solely about him & his relationship.
When their little we're busy teaching_instilling_ pouring into their lives
(not that that will ever stop totally but with him getting older) it comes to that place where
we've done our part and it's going to be up to him to respond_act_ move_ give_ serve.
It was a sweet moment to think of him being passionately in love with the one who
created him to be. Our kids are used to hearing that they're purposed and that God has big things in store for them. We believe that to be true for all of them.
And I couldn't help but become more expectant...even as I watched my son clap and listened to him sing.....
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