Kids' Worship Didn't "Work" Last Night

Preschool boys were chasing each other around during a slow song.  The 5th and 6th graders were hesitant to sing and do the motions.  The 2nd graders had to be told to stand up several times.  Even a couple of staff kids seemed uncharacteristically uninvolved...

So - was Kids' Worship a failure last night?  I was tempted to think so.  But then I remembered that I am commanded to worship God (Col. 3:16), and encourage the children to do likewise.  It's not a "performance," whose "success" is determined by the [obvious, outward] response of the "audience."  It is sowing seeds of God's truth through song and dance.

It took me two rotations (K-4th and preschool) of struggling with discouragement, but then I prayed again, and God softened my heart.  Like I said, the 5th and 6th graders were hesitant, but my focus was correct, and I stayed encouraging and positive!

So - Kids' Worship "worked"?!  God knows, and he is in control.  I am commanded to love and serve Him the best I can (Col. 3:23), and trust Him with the outcome (Ps. 37:5).

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