Listen- May 20, 2020
Scripture: Ephesians 1:5-6
Listen to the below lullaby from the film Anastasia. In this film, Anya has lost her memory and tries to re-discover her identity. She sings when she walks into a building and starts to believe she has memories of being there. The melody is a lullaby she learned from her grandmother. This lullaby reoccurs when Anya is reunited with her grandmother towards the conclusion of the film.
Baptism is God's lullaby: a song that is unique to us. A song whose melody soothes and comforts us. A song that teaches us about meaningful traditions and ways of life. A song at times we can forget, and thus forget the memories and stories associated with it. But, Baptism is a song that God is forever singing. There are things we can do to help us remember it more consistently. Joining regularly in worship at church, occasionally renewing our Baptismal Covenant (or promises) and sharing our Baptism stories with others are just a few ways we can remember our Baptism.
After listening to the song, discuss:
- What other things can you do to help you remember the song that God is singing to you?
- Are there lullabies that were taught to you? Sing them and talk about them. Do they bring you comfort? Do they teach you about your family's traditions?
- Create a new lullaby that shares something about you, your family or your faith that you want to pass down to others. It could be put to a well-known melody or you can make one up yourself.