Friday, September 11, 2009

Sunday Blessings

Last week we took a peek inside the home of Family 1 on a typical Sunday morning. Today we will go to the home of Family 2:

"I've got my Bible", the young boy cried; his voice so filled with glee.
"And I've packed the diaper bag," his sister chimed, "Does anyone else need me?"

"Yeah - cinnamon rolls!" the toddler cried, dressed in his Sunday best.
The family joined hands and blessed the food, inviting Christ to be their guest.

Each put on their clothes and gathered their things while from the CD player
Arose songs of praise and thanksgiving and choruses filled with prayer.

Soon out the door and on their way, they talked of the service to come,
the fellowship, the new truths of God - oh, how they longed for some!

When church was done, a new family they met and invited them home to eat.
No fear of returning to a messy house did they have when approaching their street.

They opened the door and from the kitchen came a most glorious smell,
the table was set and dessert had been made - no need for Taco Bell!

After a lovely meal with their new found friends, the kids gladly napped for they knew
that the rest of the day would be focused on God, with so many fun things to do!

At the close of the day, when tucking all in, these parents were thrilled to see,
once again Sunday brought them closer to God - the way it is supposed to be.

Poem taken from "A Life That Says Welcome" by Karen Ehman

What a contrast! We can probably all see a little bit of both in our homes on Sunday mornings! Of course our aim is to be more like Family 2 and although that kind of Sunday takes a lot of effort and preparation, it is surely worth it. Stay tuned each week as we work together for some Sunday blessings!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

    Thank for sharing about your family. Sounds like you have a great one!

    I would like to invite you to our online Bible study "HIgh Stepping in Heavenly Places." It is an online Bible study for MOMS. It will begin Sept. 24 on the book of Ephesians. Hope you will consider joining us for this 10-week study. A 45-minute video can be viewed and/or a podcast can be downloaded and a discussion will be held online with a moderator. We would love to have you and your MOMMY friends. Blessings.

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  2. What a wonderful goal for Sunday morning - even with just Hubbie and I here these days....its easy to get distracted and side-tracked and end up in the church parking lot already frustrated or tired! The devil just seems to work over-time on Sunday mornings - imagine that! I enjoyed this poem today.

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