I had a cool experience Sunday. I participate as a member of the video team at our church. Yesterday, I had my eleven-year-old son in the booth with me, running video. This was his second week in “big church”, since he graduated from kid’s church at the beginning of this school year. He did an awesome job! He got the words up for all the songs. He was ready for every transition. He followed Pastor through his notes. Needless to say, I was a very proud daddy.
During worship I brought his attention to all the people around the altar, praising God. I made sure he took a second to look down and see what was happening. I wanted him to understand his contribution to that moment. God was obviously touching lives, and he played no small part in creating an atmosphere for it.
It’s easy to miss the role we play in God working in people’s lives. He puts us in the right places at the right times, as He moves according to His will. I want my sons to always recognize the contributions they make to the Kingdom of God. I don’t want them to think they have to be front and center to have an impact. I want them to understand that every link in the chain is important, no matter how inconsequential it may seem to us.
I know he’ll remember these lessons, and pray that he’ll always determine, as it says in Colossians 3:23-24, to do everything for the Lord.