Have you ever experienced listening to a song, but one line or phrase of the lyrics doesn’t make sense? This happens to us all the time – and your children are often the least embarrassed about singing the confusing lines out loud.
From a Christmas tune: “Olive the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names . . .”
Or, from the 1960 folk-era: “The ants are my friends, they’re blowing in the wind.”
You may have heard stories about children who misunderstand the words of the Lord’s Prayer. One such story records the following: “Forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who trash basket against us.”
One true story I share is that of a little girl who sincerely thought she had the prayer correct when she prayed: “Our Father who art in heaven, how will I be my name?”
When I heard this, my reaction was: ‘There’s a sermon or two, right there!’ How will I – indeed – be my name? How will I be Christian? How will I be “follower of Jesus” as we gather at the Easter tomb, sing the Easter hymns, listen again to the Easter story, finished the Easter ham? How will we continue to be faithful people as we seek to build the kingdom of God here at Covenant Presbyterian Church?
I hope we spend some time – lots of time – being the kind of faithful, devoted and spirit-filled people God has called us to be here and now.
With Easter blessings for you all,