7 Apr 2011

The Power of Worship

I try to do morning devotion with my children daily. Usually I use a devotional guide book and a Bible which I read to my children, followed by discussion and prayer. But this morning before devotion, I decided to play on my piano first.  I opened my song book randomly and the first song I saw was “Above all powers.”
As I sang the song, I pondered on the meaning of Good Friday and Easter, and .. I just felt the love of God again. I felt compelled to call my children. They gathered close to me and we sang the song together. I explained the meaning of the song and asked them what it would be like for a rose to be trampled on the ground.
Then I asked them to bring a sheet of paper and draw whatever came to their mind as I sang. Both my children drew a picture of the cross with Christ on it. As I kept singing, I told them, “now, draw yourself inside the picture.” Nel got very silent and shed silent tears, while Jo faced down started crying aloud as they both drew themselves in the picture. I knew then it was the Holy Spirit touching them.
Later I asked them about their picture and about how they felt. Jo replied “the song is beautiful. Also I cried because Jesus died for me, He’s so kind mum.” Nel replied “I cried because of all the wrong things I’ve done. But Jesus still died for me.”
We then prayed together, thanking God for dying on the cross for us, for His forgiveness,  for loving us, just the way we are despite our imperfections and all.
“Crucified, laid behind the stone, He lived to die, rejected and alone, Like a rose, trampled on the ground, You took the fall, the thought of me, above all.”

3 comments :

gail said...

My heart filled with joy over the Spirit's work in your childrens' life, M.

gail said...

Also, the Spirit was moving in you...He knew what lesson you were to teach...

Martha Neverland said...

Yes G, i can only pray that my children will follow in His path. however, being children, after devotion, they were back to the usual selves. playing, fighting, loving, quarreling. hahaha.. blessings to you dear G.

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