I just got home from an amazing communion service at FBC Texarkana. It was especially meaningful for me, because it was the first time for Erin to partake in the Lord's supper. As a mother, my heart overflows with joy as I sit beside my husband and children and know that we are all complete in Christ.
Admittedly, I had been a little anxious about how Erin, at the age of 5 would react to the service. Jason and I both explained it to her, and what it meant. She would just say, "I know, I know!" in a typical 5 year old fashion. After all, she is nearly 6... she knows everything now!
The service began with great worship in song. At one point, Bro. Mike Harris was sharing a little about his ministry. He played several different renditions of Amazing Grace, and concluded with us all singing a couple of verses of it. It was during this time that Erin first began her own private back row ballet recital. That's right, I said it, there was a little back row dancing at a baptist church tonight. I might add, that it was very good. If David could dance for his Lord, so can Erin!
Just before Pastor Jeff began, Erin did lean over and say, "I am hungry. When are they passing out the food?" I assured her it wouldn't be long. I decided to not remind her that the portion sizes would be tiny. As Pastor Jeff began to explain the Lord's Supper, both of my children were completely glued to what he had to say. After we prayed, we received the bread and the cup. I could tell that Erin was truly considering what she was doing. She may not completely understand all of it, but she knew Jesus had instructed us to do so, and to remember Him. I believe she did just that as she drank and ate.
Tonight, the Eppinette family ate, drank, and yes, even danced in remembrance of what our Lord, Jesus Christ did for us.