Church was interesting this past Sunday.
Chris had to work all weekend long due to the fact that his store had its grand opening. So he was unavailable to come to church with us. However, it was kick off Sunday, and I wanted to make sure that my family was a part of it.
I prepped everyone that they got to go to a new Sunday School class.
Except that when we got there, the 3’s room and the 4/5’s room were closed. Many of our children’s ministry rooms needed to be closed due to insufficient staffing.
That meant going to the service with a 3 year old and a 4 year old and no back up.
Oh, well. What could I do?
It wasn’t the Children’s pastor’s fault.
It wasn’t the coordinators’ fault.
No use getting ticked off or annoyed. It was just the way it was.
So into the service I trekked with my middle two.
And surprisingly (and proudly, I might add) they did fantastic!
Of course, I had to refrain them from crawling under the pew and bothering the people in front of us. I had to ask them frequently to stop talking and use a whisper. I had to figure out how to make sure that Dash didn’t pound the broken ruler he had his bag loudly on the wood when Pastor Todd was preaching. I had to make sure that Princess Pea picked up her mess before the sermon was over.
But all in all, it went swimmingly.
Could of it been better?
Could of it been worse?
As I was praising God, I was holding Dash on my lap. Since we were in the back row, he stood up to be able to see. As he was standing on my lap, he would lean far back and rest the entire weight of his body on my head. You can probably imagine how comfortable this was as my head was being smashed to one side.
I thought about how Jesus supports us. He is able to carry us without getting tired. Whatever choice we make will not affect his ability to hold us up.
When Dash rested his body on my head, it affected me greatly. When I rest my body in God’s arms, I don’t affect Him at all. He can still see and do everything he needs to. His nose isn’t smashed into his face. And his neck is not badly in need of a chiropractic adjustment.
Moms are great, and being a mom is beyond comparison. But I am so glad that there is a great big God I can effectively lean upon.
Even when it means bringing my two preschoolers into the church service with me!