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!