Ash Wednesday Conversation

On Ash Wednesday as we were heading out to the playground in snowsuits and boots, a four-year-old exclaimed exuberantly:

“I get to go to church tonight.”   A conversation ensued in which we talked about the fact that I was going too, and where she would be, in the children’s department or in the sanctuary, so we could look for each other.  

She said :  “I’m almost an adult, I’m sitting in church.”

I was reminded of   Psalm 122:1 which says  “I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.'”  This was the 4-year-old version!