Hide and Seek
Do you pay attention to the Children's Moment in worship? It's always more interesting when the children have a conversation with the person who is leading worship. Sometimes, it's fun to watch the worship leader struggle to keep on topic while the kids tell him their stories. Other times, what the kids say is incredibly theologically wonderful, and in it is the gem of the lesson.
I was listening to the Children's moment in worship the other day. The lesson was about Psalm 139.
Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light around me become night’,
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is as bright as the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
(vs 7-12)Can we play hide and seek with God? One little girl said that if we try, we will find that God always knows where we are. In fact, she said, God is there before us.
That's a great definition of prevenient grace from a 9 year old. We should all remember her wisdom.
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