What in the world does that mean?
Monday, June 1, 2009

Lauryn came home from Parents Day Out singing "I'm in the Lord's Army."

I may never march in the infantry, Ride in the cavalry, Shoot the Artillery,
I may never fly o'er the enemy, But I'm in the Lord's army! Yes sir!

Flashback: Early to Mid 1980's, my non-churched self attending Vacation Bible School at Olivet Baptist Church near my grandparents house, singing this song at the top of my lungs, belting out the words and doing the motions with gusto, and having NO CLUE what in the world the song meant.

Why are we singing about marching and shooting?

I vividly remember patiently waiting for an explanation. Alas, it never came.

"I've Got the Joy" and "This Little Light of Mine" caused similar issues.

Huh? Sit on a a tack? What does that even mean?

And what exactly IS this little light of mine? Why is it represented by my thumb? And whatever it is, can Satan really 'pffft' it out? A
nd what in the world is a bushel?

Ahhh...the deep theological issues raised by these confusing preschool songs of days gone by.

This little flashback to VBS (complete with the remembrance of the smell of orange drink, stale cookies, and Elmer's glue) was a good reminder for me. As I teach kids at church every week, they could be jumping right in with their whole heart, and if I'm not careful still not have the faintest idea what I'm talking about.

Help me be relevant Lord!

Anonymous Lil Mama had this to say:

Although it is funny to think about I look back now and think....I may have misunderstood that lesson just alittle. Some are small and some are really relevant to your walk w/ the Lord.

June 2, 2009 at 7:00 AM 

Blogger Vanessa had this to say:

So true - great post!

June 2, 2009 at 8:56 AM 

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