Church is a place to praise God, ask for forgiveness, and receive mercy. But for one child, church is something else. Read on to see why he is scared of service!

The Church Service That Wasn’t

One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it.

The seven-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time.

So the pastor walked up, stood beside the little boy, and said quietly, “Good morning, Alex.”

“Good morning, Pastor,” he replied, still focused on the plaque. “Pastor, what is this?”

The pastor said, “Well son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.”

Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the large plaque.

Finally, little Alex’s voice, barely audible and trembling with fear asked: “Which service, the 8:30 or the 10:45?”

Oh no! Hopefully he isn’t turned off from attending church! I’m sure the friendly pastor set him right.

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