Every Sunday I have a children’s time when I select a topic to discuss briefly then after prayer I give them candy. (The most exciting part of the whole deal). For the last several weeks we’ve had a banner and I would put a symbol up for the various parts of the worship service. We finished with a benediction.

One of the children said to me, “That was great. I didn’t know all that stuff was in worship.” Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel stated, “I did not ask for success; I asked for wonder. And you gave it to me.”

Dear God you accept our worship whether full of thanksgiving, wonder, or plain surprise. Your love and mercy astounds me. May our worship today be one of gratitude, and may our love of you grow, and grow, and grow Lord and Savior. Amen.