Laura I regularly speak with people who have zero children, or one child, or two children.
Is There Joy in God's House? Almost every Sunday we would close the assembly time by singing the same song, something of a going-into-church song. The song was, "I was glad when they said unto me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Church to a child is, frankly, often long and dull, uncomfortable and boring, and when my parents would wake me up on Sunday morning and make me put on those stiff Sunday clothes and load me into the car to drive to church, to tell the truth, I was not always glad.
I was often sad when they said unto me, "Let us go into the house of the Lord. Someone who wrote a book on children and worship put it this way, "It is true that children often find worship to be tedious, lifeless, and dull, but they don't invent that. They pick it up from the adults around them who feel the same way, but have learned how politely not to show it.
There are many, many joyful occasions of worship. There are times when the anthem soars, when the hymns touch our hearts, when the prayers sing, when the sermon reaches us?
But I don't want to understate it either, because there are a lot of people for whom not just worship but the whole experience of the Christian faith is not joyful. You probably know that many people in our society have decided to stay away from church altogether, because what they experience there does not make them glad in their hearts.
Now when the Psalmist says he's glad to go into the house of the Lord, he's not just talking about going to church, about going to the sanctuary and participating in worship.
He's talking about the whole fabric of faith. The house of God is not just a building.
It is wherever God and people meet. There is the house of God.
That is what is intended to be an experience of joy, and many people today cannot truthfully say, "I was glad when they said unto me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord.
One of the brothers was married and had children, the other was single. They were equal partners in the business, and they made an agreement that at the end of each day, they would take any extra flour that had been milled and divide it into equal shares, and each brother would take his share home and put it in his storehouse.
But one day the single brother began to think, "Here I am, unmarried with only myself to care for and my brother has a wife to support and children to feed. It isn't fair to divide the flour evenly.
My brother should have more of the flour. So that night, he took some of the flour out of his own storehouse and so as not to embarrass his brother, he went under the cover of darkness to his brother's storehouse and secretly left the flour.
It just so happened that at that very same time, the other brother began to think, "Here I am with the richness of a family. I have a wife.
I have children, and my brother has no one to take care of him when he gets old. It's not fair to divide the flour evenly. My brother should get more, so he too took some of his flour and under the cover of darkness, slipped it into his brother's storehouse. Every night, unbeknownst to the other, each brother did this, always amazed the next day by the mystery that somehow the level of flour in their storehouses never seemed to diminish.
Until one night, their arms laden with sacks of flour, they met each other in the darkness and realized what had been happening all along.
With tears of loving joy, the two brothers embraced there in the darkness.
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