Before I dismiss the children from the children's sermon each Sunday, I pray for them. In doing so, I touch those heads within my reach to bless them, a practice demonstrated in the Old Testament. On this particular Sunday, I was out of town and Gene Ann Mullins was filling in for me with the children's message. As she
prayed, several of our children stood and started touching the heads of the children seated around them, passing the blessing on in my absence. When this was shared with me, I have to confess I cried. In their act of blessing, several things happened; one… these children had been watching me. You may not be aware of how our wee -ones are watching to see how we act and behave in regard to our faith expressions. Secondly, they knew in my absence somebody needed to give a blessing. These sweet angels did not sit back and think, "It is someone else responsibility to give the blessing." No… they took the initiative to be ministers of the gospel by sharing a touch of blessing.
Thank you children for modeling hearts full of love and hands full of grace. It is my prayer that each of us at Trinity would be so bold as to be completely sold out to loving others and we too would take the initiative as we bless one another through our actions and our hearts.