I experienced a couple of firsts today. And although they had nothing to do with each other, I think they will be forever and inextricably linked in my memory.
Number one, I was privileged to see and hear Pastor Todd Wilken, host of the radio program Issues, Etc., in person for the first time. More on that in future posts. For now, let me just say WOW. What a blessing he was to Bethany congregation as he proclaimed the Lord's Word of Law and Gospel today.
Number two, as I was sitting in Pastor Wilken's class during the education hour, I for the first time had the experience of being summoned to the Sunday School department because one of my children was causing a disturbance. Let me back up here and say that I have three children, ages 14, 11, and 3. I have been a mother for over 15 years. I have on multiple occasions had to leave worship with a squirming or screaming baby. But I have never had to leave my own Sunday School class because one of my children would not behave in his class. (And to be honest, I didn't have to today either. Thanks, honey, for handling this one.)
By the way, for those of you who have met or know anything about my children, you might have guessed that the child in today's story is my three-year-old. I think it's going to be an interesting 15 years!