Sunday, May 20, 2012

Young voices...

This morning we went north about 45 minutes to our daughter and sil's church, to see the graduating senior class take charge of the 3 worship services.

Deja Vu may not be the best choice of words, but you'll know what I mean...

Our daughter sat on the front row of their large auditorium, we were right behind her. She has lived, loved and worked with the kids who were graduating. 2 of our grandkids were a part of the service, the third one sat with us and watched, their time is still a few years away.

The deja vu part is... my daughter is now doing what I was doing just a few short years ago. She sat there, involved with all of it, just as I did in another church with her.

That's how fast life goes.

I wish I had a recording of the tesimonies of those seniors. Each one who shared, knew who they were, and knew who they served. As they head into their first college year, many of them already know they will one day be on the mission field or in ministry, the rest have their eyes focused on whatever God leads them to. They were expressive, bubbly, smart and determined.

The chapters of life... how rewarding it was to see these kids, entering this new chapter, sure footed and firm in their faith.

It was also a blessing to see our own kids and their kids, serving, growing and following Jesus. Our grandkids aren't seniors yet, but they were all involved today, and when their senior year comes, I pray that their feet will continue down the sure path they've already chosen.

A few more of those joys that have no price tags!


Just Be Real said...

Soja, such a lovely post. You are always encouraging. Blessings.

Debbie said...

Good morning....what a blessing to be able to see all of this. It is amazing how fast time goes isn't it? God is good, ALL the time. Hope you have a good week! HUGS said...

How inspiring...that inspiration is passed down to the next generation. I haven't been in a church in decades that allowed the youth to lead or partake in the service, even if for their senior year...and I so miss it.
Just this weekend the Lord reminded me of how excited we would get when we had Youth Lead Sunday night services, where we could express our walks with Lord.

I think those services are needed to encourage and uplift the older generation with their young zeal., and take away that generation gap.

Thanks for sharing

Farm Girl said...

So true and how fast it passes by, I always wonder why that is?

Kathleen said...

You've obviously left them as large a legacy as your parents left you. They have great footsteps to follow.

I share your joy, knowing how uber-proud you are, and rightfully so. Methinks the Lord is too.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

It does happen so quickly. We're standing on the threshold of similar growth in our family. Lots of time for reflection and remembrance.


myletterstoemily said...

you must feel so grateful that your
grandchildren have the same role
models that your children had. if
i ever have a grandbaby, i will be
on the hotline with you!

Deborah Ann said...

Hats off to you, Sonja! You raised them right, and God is blessing them through each generation that follows. What a joy to actually be able to see the fruit of your labor!