BOAST! We introduced a new song to our church this past weekend. "I Will Boast" by Paul Baloche is a great song, by the way. What was fun this past weekend was how I introduced this song. I mentioned that the USA tied Italy in the World Cup …silence ….crickets chirping. Then I described that this World Cup thing is big and the the USA team is our team and that the tie means they are still in the World Cup! A few claps and a couple hoots. Cool.
I then mentioned to them about this word, "boast." In the scripture, the word "praise" means "to boast." And, I shared how I get when my son is playing soccer on the field running in a clump with other little kids after the ball. I go nuts. I boast, "that’s my boy!." Shouting, clapping and hooting and all sorts of bragging go on. I asked if anyone could relate. I got enthusiastic nods. Well, needless to say, our caucasianly-challenged church almost went nuts. Yes, we did have to practice a couple times to get the volume of boasting loud enough. But, we did it. And, the song was a blast!
I will make my boast in Christ alone!