Wild Child in Bow Tie

Today our church celebrated Confirmation Sunday. Seventeen high school students said YES! to Jesus, the God who loves them and said YES! to them before they were even born.

A year ago Teen stood on the chancel, proclaiming his faith in Jesus. Although he’d been baptized years earlier, that particular Sunday was more meaningful than I could have anticipated as the church said, “Welcome!”

Today we sang Good Good Father:
You’re a good, good Father, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you, it’s who I am

That’s truly what I want my kids to know as they launch into the world – God is good, and God’s love forms the foundation of their identity. But I’d add one more refrain to the song:

The Church says, “Welcome!”

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