Lessons From The Babysitter

If you're happy and you know it,  clap your hands

If you're happy and you know it,  clap your hands

If you're happy and you know it,  then your face will surely show it

If you're happy and you know it,  clap your hands

I CAN’T GET THAT SONG OUT OF MY HEAD! I recently became an auntie to a lovable, cuddly baby girl who loves to dance,  scribble,  eat (except peas), but most of all sing. My niece loves that song. Start singing the words; she will come running. She will sing it in the store, at the a park, in the tub, at church, everywhere. She wants people to know that she is happy; even when she is crying, she will still sing the lyrics. She is not ashamed to sing that song anywhere.

Paul writes in Romans Chapter 1 verse 16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Maybe that’s how God wants us to live as Christians every day. We should not be shy about showing the world that we love Jesus. Middle school lunch time is a world of noise. It is the only time I can catch up with friends. We have 30 minutes to talk about who has the best grades, the class periods most likely to put you to sleep, favorite foods, annoying siblings, baking cupcakes, the next sleepover, birthday celebrations... basically middle school stuff.

But none of us really talk about God, unless someone sneezes and we all say bless you. So, one day I blurted out at the lunch table “ Who's a Christian? I’m one.” All hands went up! I am! I am! I am! I am. We all laughed at each other and began our usual cafeteria talk. It felt good to know that we all love God. Maybe now I will teach my niece a new song.

If you love the Lord God clap your hands!

If your friends love God clap your hands!

If you're happy and you know then your life will show it!

If everybody loves God clap your hands!