Friday, August 5, 2011

Friends Together

My almost 5-year-old and 3-year-old attended a Vacation Bible School at a local  church last week. They learned about Creation, Adam and Eve, and sin. My daughter told me that, "If I sin, I just have to say I'm sorry to Jesus, and I can walk with Him again." I debated telling her about Confession, the (huge) missing link. I decided to be grateful that she was learning to say sorry to Jesus. Besides, the highlight was the big music screen and all the dancing for Jesus (I couldn't stand in back without dancing with the baby!). How could I find fault (since they are preschoolers!).

They had a wonderful time, and I was so happy that they had some structured play, complete with crafts and a snack, for a whole week of mornings! Pure joy and gratefulness came to me, however,  when I asked my kids if they made any new friends. My 3-year-old son said so innocently, "No. We were kind of shy, so we were friends together." My kids..."friends together." I reflected on how one of the leaders had told me how precious it was when my kids held hands when walking to activities. "I just hope my kids are as close as yours are," she said, as she patted her pregnant belly. My heart soars when I realize what a gift my children are to each other. Thank you, Lord, for my children...may they always be "friends together."