Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WFMW - Blessed are the booty hearts

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


Did you feel the need to say anything out loud after you read this?

Maybe a Hallelujah, or an Amen?

Well, if you were Eva Rose, you would have cried out, "Mom! My bottom is dancing!"

Isaiah 41:10 makes my daughter's bottom dance.

Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ.

For a long, long time, eons it seemed, I searched high and low for un-annoying Christian children's music. In vain. In vainy vainy vain. I just wanted some good tunes, fun for kids, while not simultaneously making mom want to bang her head against the dashboard. So much good stuff exists in the secular world, I could not fathom why it was so impossible to find a Christian Laurie Berkner? Or a Dan Zanes for Jesus? Wanting my kids to learn the good old songs and hymns I knew, I settled for listening to melodramatic children's voices accompanied by a synthesizer played by a guy whom I imagined to have A Flock of Seagulls hair.

And then, something beautiful happened....I discovered Seeds Family Worship. Click on the link, and you can hear for yourself.

These CDs, which are also available on iTunes, totally rock, and I mean that literally and figuratively. The band takes bible verses and sets them to great music. After listening to them, God's word will be hidden in your child's heart - and your's. Because get this - are you sitting down - I find myself listening (and jamming and singing very loudly) to Seeds even when my kids are not in the car. YES!

And if you ever hear someone singing "It is by grace you have been saved, through faith, it is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, it is the gift of God....la di DA. La di DA, ohhh, not from yourselves..." while bagging produce at Kroger, well, that would be me, and that would be Ephesians 2:8. Which I now know by heart. And which my bottom now dances to.

Now, one caveat - if you buy this CD, you will find yourself trying to explain things like, "Why is Jesus da wight of da world?" and "What is wages of sin?" or, "What's a new cweation mean?" to three and four year olds. Which can be a little taxing, especially first thing in the morning, especially if you haven't had a cup of coffee yet.

But can I tell you how my heart rejoices while I try and explain theological concepts to my preschoolers that I did not learn about until I was almost thirty?

Shepherd and Eva Rose's all time favorite is Booty Heart. "Play the Booty Heart song, Mom! Booty heart!" Did you not know about the booty hearts? Well, they will see God. Jesus said so in Matthew 5:8: Blessed are the booty pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed, yeah yeah yeah, blessed, yeah yeah yeah...


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