This weekend I visited South Grandville CRC and was blessed by the kids who sang during part of the worship service. One of the songs they sang was, I Have a Maker (by Tommy Walker). It’s a wonderful song to sing with kids because it talks about God as our maker and our father. And as powerful as God is, he knows each of our names, knows when we are sad, and hears us when we pray.
The children’s music director made the message even more personal by handing one of the little girls a microphone at the beginning of the song. After singing the chorus once through they came to the part that says, “He knows my name”, and the little girl in the top row spoke her name loud and clear into the microphone, and passed it on to the next child, who spoke and then passed it to the next — each one saying their name into the microphone. Some with loud, confident voices, others with shy, quiet voices — each sounding different from the one before. What a beautiful reminder of God’s creative and caring hand!
How do you make songs more personal and meaningful to kids? And how do the young children of your church minister to the adults? Please share your ideas!