Saturday, August 11, 2007

Focus on the Lamb

Sunset at Rosario, WA

I have been thinking much about worship with my children lately. It seems there is precious little time to teach them about Jesus. Soon they will be grown. I've let so many chances to pass when I could have led my children in worship. I get so busy doing things and thinking about things. And when I do make time for worship, the question of what to do or say weighs heavy. It seems there are so many books, songs, and activities you can do on a spiritual topics. What should I choose? Am I choosing the best?

I shared my thoughts with a respected friend who has college age children. Her experience, wisdom and living walk with Jesus means so much to me. She was able to simplify things in such a meaningful way.

She reminded me of the Hebrew system of worship when they were out in the desert with Moses. Morning and evening they would gather, and the whole focus was on the Lamb.

And isn't that the way it should be? Morning and evening coming together to thank the Lamb of God, Jesus, for dying for our sins?

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations."

Psalm 100:4-5

2 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

I really like your blog~I found you through Melanie (PinayMom). I am blessed that my darling reads the Bible before bed every night with my boys, while I take the morning devotions. I am sad to say that I am not as consistent as he~meaning that when we go on "vacation" (just taking time off from school for a day or so here or there), then I don't seem to get the morning devotions in. Not cool, huh? (((((HUGS))))) sandi

melanie west said...

oh sandi! you're here! you girl.. you're just all over the isn't her photos BEAUTIFUL!
i could sit and watch this all night, but it never stays like this.. of course.

my boy is turning 11 next month, i have been really emotional these days about that, then after my son's birthday is our anniversary so.. ya know. they really grow fast!