The Most Remarkable And Unlikely Things I Learned At Church
As a family, we’ve talked about God. My son Jack has gone over the people and places in the Bible. He has millions of great questions, but I can’t answer them all. I usually send the questions to my dad or friends. My mom and I even made the boys their own children’s Bible. Last Sunday, while I was at church, I started thinking about what going to church is teaching my little boys, Jack and Jacob. Then I started thinking about what the church has taught me.
We have learned a great deal about God by going to church, but here are some unlikely things that I learned at church:
- I learned how to sit still. Church is probably one of the only places I have ever sat still for long periods of time. I know how to shift ever so slightly if needed, which is amazing considering I wore stockings every Sunday for years. Jack is great at sitting still. Jacob can do it for a while, then he needs to be free.
- I learned how to fellowship with people I otherwise would never cross paths with. That’s extremely interesting. Diversity always has benefits. I’ve met huggers, squeezers, and people who enjoy being super close to others. I’ve met older and younger people from different walks of life. Overall, it’s been a lot of interesting people and I’ve had some great discussions after church about God, the community, and family. The boys love playing with friends after church.
- I learned how to eat crackers without a ton of water. (Jack and Jacob have yet to master this feat.)
- I learned how to take notes. I learned how to quickly write down notes. Then how to summarize an entire hour long sermon into a sentence or two. Also, I’m not a fast Bible page turner, so it helps to have it all written down.
Going to church has had these benefits for me. I hope the boys continue to enjoy church. I hope God knows how happy I am to be blessed with such wonderful parents, sons, brother, and friends.