When my children were still in preschool Joe and I were approached by the Associate Pastor of our church to put together a Children’s Worship Service – every other Sunday.
Joe and I would put together the outline of a service and on Thursday evening, a week before the service, Pastor Louie would come to our home to go over what we had planned. He would hear us out and then – time after time – he would slap the table and say,
“Vat’s da meaning of this! Vat’s da meaning of this!
You are doing this for the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
This isn’t worthy of the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
When it is worthy of the King of kings and Lord of lords I’ll be back.”
Pastor Louie, who was from Holland, taught me that what we do within the Body of Christ must be done with excellence because we aren’t doing it for the children, we aren’t doing it for the parents, we aren’t even doing it for the pastor and elders – we are doing it for the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
How often I’ve been in the midst of preparing something and am weary and I begin to think, “No one will notice.”
Then I hear, “Vats da meaning of this!”
How many curriculums are advertised as being easy?
When I read those advertisements I hear, “Vat’s da meaning of this!”
How often I’ve had those I’m leading say, “Wanda they are just children – they won’t notice.”
“Vat’s da meaning of this!” rings through my head.
I recently walked into a church’s children’s ministry and there were video games everywhere, it felt like I was in Dave and Busters. There was little connection between kids & kids let alone kids & adults.
“Vat’s da meaning of this!” rang through my head.