Kids' Question of the Month – June
You may notice we say "brother and sister" 'round here
It's because we're a family and these folks are so near
When one has a heart ache, we all shed a tear
And rejoice in each victory in this family so dear
I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God
I've been washed in the fountain cleansed by his blood
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod
For I'm part of a family — the family of God!
Christian singer and songwriter Bill Gaither described the fellowship we find in Christ perfectly in these lyrics, didn't he? I have many memories of being in a church gathering overwhelmed with love and gratitude as my spiritual family's voices swelled to the heavens singing this song.
This month, we wanted to know if our kids are able to feel and comprehend this community spirit as well by asking them, "Why do we call each other 'the family of God' in the church?"
Here's what two of the little people in Irvine, CA had to say:
Cattee H. (age 9) "We call each other the family of God because we all came from Adam and Eve."
Caleb W. (age 3) "Because we love each other!" (phonetically, "Because we wuv each uh-ver!")
The kids from Monongahela, PA created this beautiful poster describing the family of God:
Soon, a wonderful annual gathering, a family reunion if you will, will occur at the GMBA Camp in California, PA on July 11-17, 2015. The blessings of connecting and reconnecting with brothers and sisters from all over The Church are immeasurable. If you haven't already committed to attending, please consider it.
Are you going to GMBA Camp? Post a comment and tell us what you're looking forward to most!
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