There are so many stories represented in this picture. So many stories. The truth is, if you heard all of them, you might wonder how these children have the strength to raise their hands in worship. And that’s ok. We’ve all wondered that at some point, too.
On this side of eternity, there is much grief, much heartache, and much loss. No one, no not one, is exempt from pain, though we can numb ourselves to its consequences if we so choose.
We can’t tell the children in our program about a God who will take all of their problems away and make them perfect, but we can tell them about a God who offers us peace beyond understanding, a joy this world can’t offer, and a love that’s better than life.
We love to see them worship. We love to see them lift their hands to the One who reached for them long before they reached for Him. Yes, we love to see them worship because it’s one of the greatest signs of life.
"Only the living can praise you as I do today.
Each generation tells of your faithfulness to the next."
Isaiah 38:19 (NLT)