Sunday, February 08, 2009

Cute Child Moment in Church

It's pre-service, and the pastor is revving up the praise-music types and preemptively wearing out the children by engaging in a by-request sing-along. One of the little kids suggests "This Little Light of Mine," which is a favorite because the kids learned hand motions for this song at summer camp.

So the pastor is playing guitar and leading the congregation in "This Little Light of Mine." One tiny tyke, encouraged by his older sister, joins the pastor at the front of the church and raises his index finger, his "little light." But as he gets into the song, pretty soon he's whipping his whole arm around and around his head in great circles as if he's lassoing a steer. For five stanzas.

Note to parents: Better hide your lighters.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We also had a humorous "This Little Light of Mine" episode in our church a number of years ago. All the kids had gone up front to sit on the steps with the pastor for children's time. Nobody remembers the point he was trying to make, but everyone remembers that he simply could not find the tume for the song, no matter how many verses they sang. It is now a standing joke to even mention 'This Little Light of Mine' in connection with Bro. Ken. I'm told somebody asked him if he would provide comic relief at their funeral by singing it!

Diane said...

I love this.

Sheryl said...

Sounds like he could give our congregation some lessons, though. We sing this song a lot (way, way too much if you want my opinion - once every couple of weeks, actually) and we have a tendency to sing it like it is the most solemn hymn ever written. Of course, the fact that it is being played on the organ doesn't help matters.

Crimson Rambler said...

"pre-emptively wearing out the children" -- YES!!!

Trish said...

I actually laughed out loud to this story. Thanks for sharing.