"For God loved the world in this way, He gave His one and only Son so that anyone who believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. Why don't you? A - Admit to God that you're a sinner, repent and turn from your sin. B - Believe that Jesus is God's Son and that He came into the world to save everyone.
C - Confess your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and choose to put your trust in Him forever more". Although simply stated, the message is powerful. We just completed VBS and it was amazing to see so many children, young and older get excited about the prospect of salvation in God. Do they really get it? I think so. Each year, Lifeway helps to plant and water the seeds of the A-B-C's in the hearts of so many children by using a medium near and dear to the hearts of the young and the old alike. Through music of course. For those of you who have children, you may have had the experience of having your child come home and begin to sing a song that you have never heard before. If you are like me, then you may have to race to the internet to find out what the song is and who sings it. Ahh imagine my surprise when my 8 year old came home one day singing something by Katy Perry(I think), with words to the effect of "wake up drinking Jack (Jack Daniels Whiskey)". After I heard what he was singing, of course I asked where he had heard it and he proudly stated that some kids at school were singing it. Well the next question from his mouth (before I could explain why this was an inappropriate song for him to sing) was, what is Jack? I begrudgingly explained. I've never heard the song, but I am fairly certain that it has a good beat. So many songs today are made to appeal to our children with catchy beats, but the lyrics are sometimes vulgar, blasphemous, and profane. I have tried to shield my children from inappropriate music, but you are subjected to it everywhere. It is used in "children's programming" on commercials, and in stores. So, I say thanks to Lifeway and all Christian artists who produce appropriate music for our children. Music with lyrics that we want our children to remember and to proudly sing. And of course music with an awesome beat!! I'm going to seek out more songs like these. Why don't you?