My heart is bursting with love and joy and pride tonight. Kaiden took First Communion tonight at our Maundy Thursday service. Our Pastor believes whenever a child is aware that there is something special surrounding communion, they are ready. And he knows there is something special and wanted to be a part of it. I know that he does not understand all the concepts of communion, but then again, neither do I.
At the First Communion class, Pastor told the children that their parents did not want them to drink the red wine, but wanted them to drink the white grape juice. In his mind, if his parents did not want him to drink the red wine it must be hot, so he calls the wine hot juice.
Another part of our Maundy Thursday service is foot washing as Jesus did for his disciples. Kaiden didn't quite understand why everyone was taking their shoes off, but wanted to go up to have his feet washed. He just smiled and smiled while Pastor washed his feet and then stood and watched while his parents and I had our feet washed.
It was a wonderful to watch through his eyes and see that he knows this is magical. I am so proud of his parents that they know this is where he needs to be. It was a very special evening.