Silent night is a favorite Christmas song for our children and one they sang last night as we visited 5 of our members, some widows, some recovering from recent illnesses, last night. Silent night was not what their neighborhoods had as 20-30 of our children and family members stood in their yards or living rooms and sang five of our favorite Christmas carols.
The Kid's For Christ, our activity group for 1st-5th grades, has sang Christmas carols every year at nursing homes and sometimes at members homes. This year, we decided to exclusively visit our members and Jeanese made us a list of some members to call. I believe every child and parent was blessed by these men and women's warm hearts and tenderness as we sang the song. There were tears, laughter, hugs, and some wonderful songs.
David and I thought that one of the best things about visiting these members last night is that most of the members we saw, our children would not usually have the opportunity of knowing. Their paths just don't cross that much. Inter-generational relationships are sorely missing in a large congregation and I know that we built some bridges between the generations last night.
Thank you again to the men and women that invited us to their homes and the families that came out to sing.