Jesus, Food, Day, Amen

“Jesus, Food, Day, Amen” these 4 words make up the prayer our 3 little boys have begun saying before most of their meals. Actually is goes more like this: “Jesus, Food, Day, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAmen.” We began praying with them once they were able to sit in high chairs and eat solid foods rather than drinking from a bottle. So for about a year now they have heard us pray and now have begun repeating this prayer before meals. It’s very exciting!!!

Since becoming a parent I have begun to look at children’s ministry in a whole new light. For example I now understand how our volunteer Sunday school teachers sometime struggle to get to their classrooms early. When my wife and I volunteer in the boy’s classroom we are generally later than we are supposed to be despite trying hard to be early. Now more than ever I appreciate the effort committed Sunday school teachers make every weekend to be in their classrooms.

Finally, hearing these boys who are about to turn 2 say this prayer confirmed with me the importance of children’s ministry and that ministering to kids needs to begin when they are young. When you have the opportunity to shape a child’s life from the beginning either as a parent, nursery worker, or Sunday school teacher cool things happen.


2 Responses to “Jesus, Food, Day, Amen”

  1. August 24, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I so love hearing our boys say that prayer too!

  2. 2 Beckye Steele
    August 26, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Love reading every day on your family blog about your sons. You are indeed so blessed. See you soon. Beckye

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Everything here represents my own opinion and not the opinion of The United Methodist Church of The Resurrection or The United Methodist Church. It's purely my own random thoughts.

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