January 15, 2006
Particularly Blessed Morning
Meeting with the church was extra-full of blessings this morning:
1. I worked in the church nursery for the first time. I had only one little sweet francophone two-year-old, whose favorite phrase was, "Eh ben, oui!" (= "Well...yes!"). Yes to everything. Full of smiles.
Do you know who Jesus is?
Do you know He loves you very much?
We danced and sang to children's praise songs, colored, read a children's Bible in French, spelled her name with colorful foam letters, and cuddled. It was a pleasure. God was gentle on my first time in there ;-) Wonderful feeling finally to be officially serving as well; not sure what took me so long.
2. A friend from the French church we attended all summer came to visit the International Chapel for the first time. She had lived in England for a year, so she is very interested in the English language. It was great to have her there and introduce our new friends to her.
3. Jason responded to a pastoral invitation for more participation in the running of the worship service by volunteering to play clarinet with the worship band in the future. This is very exciting to his mother.
4. Emily said she was so touched by the beautiful worship songs that she cried. Later, not to be outdone by her brother, she expressed her desire to sing with the worship team as well! We shall see how this all pans out. One of the particularly moving songs also appears on our Deep Still Christmas album, with a slightly different rhythm: How Deep the Father's Love for Us (words here).
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