My husband and I have been involved in some form of ministry since we got married over 11 years ago! So, I would like to share with you some of my funny stories.
We were serving at this Church that had this mischievous little boy. I don’t know how many times I argued with him about believing everything he watches on TV. He was a sweet kid, but always up to something. You NEVER knew what he was going to say. One Sunday, he was so excited about getting to participate in his first Lord’s Supper. He got his little cracker and his cup of juice. First, his eyes got big–is that really blood??!! Then he chewed and chewed and chewed his cracker. He leaned over and said, “Hey, does this come in chocolate?” During this serious time, it took everything I had not to giggle.
Matthew 19:13-15: “Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.
While on the subject, I will mention a sweet story from our oldest child. When she was about 4, she told me, “Mom, you want to know something?? God comes down to Walmart every night and fills the store with all the things we need and TOYS, too!! So, how about we go see what toy God wants me to have?!”
Matthew 21:16 “”Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”
**Make sure to encourage your children. Let them talk and ask questions about God. Never hinder them from praying (even for their dog). They come from such a pure place when they pray. Our daughter can bring you to tears when she prays! She has such a sweet spirit.
Now, a funny story about our son. He was only about 2 years old. He had been sick with ear infections and I decided to just hold him during the worship service. Well, he did great through the singing. Then, daddy got up to preach. So, did our son. He stood up there for about 15 minutes. He stomped his foot and shook his finger. Then, he turned to his dad and said, “I think that’s enough for today. I’m hungry!!! Let’s go!” G didn’t stop preaching, so our son decided to sit down on the steps in front of his dad and kept mumbling, “that’s enough dad. I am starving!!” G said he never heard him, but the rest of the church sure did!
Psalm 126:2 “Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Don’t take things so seriously. Laughter is good for you! Ecclesiastes 3:4 reminds us, “a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,” Life is tough enough. A good laugh is medicine for the soul!! Dance and get silly with your children.
Be a blessing,