On your feet now—applaud God!

Kids at Vacation Bible Camp stand up and sing!

This month our Rotation at FUMC is on Psalm 100. Psalm 100 is one of my favorite psalms. It tells us how we should act around God. I think the The Message paraphrase of the Bible describes it best. It starts off Psalm 100 as…

On your feet now—applaud God!
Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence.

Why should that be the way we approach God?

Because God is good! All the time!

The various writers of the psalms were honestly sharing their feelings about God; they knew that God was involved in their lives. You know what? Kids readily recognize this fact! For us adults, it’s not as easy. We need to take some clues from our kids! Here’s one way:

Take note of God at work in your life.

At Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) last month, kids had a chance to take note of what were called “God Sightings.” Every day kids were asked to note times when they had recognized God in their midst. They wrote or drew, on stickers that were placed on large posters.

Kids place their "God Sightings" on the poster.

Some of their reported sightings…

A God Sighting from VBC A God Sighting from VBC. A God Sighting from VBC

Discuss around your family table, your “God Sightings.” What did you discover? Doesn’t it make you want to jump up and applaud?


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