Monday, January 23, 2006

The Power of Primary Scripture Power

A couple of weeks ago, there was a discussion in Times and Seasons about the new Scripture Power song to be learned for the 2006 Primary program. Comments were mixed. Although we had sung it a few times, we hadn't started learning it yet, and so I didn't have anything to add to the conversation.

Until now. I finally made it back to church after the holidays (sick kids kept me away).

My opinion? It is a great song. It is true that the tune and words are nothing like "Love Is Spoken Here" (one of my all-time favorites). But the enthusiasm and excitement of the Primary children more than make up for that. Our kids are so excited to loft their scriptures in the air, and we are trying to encourage them to read their scriptures at home, and bring them to church.

On Sunday I had a basketful of paper snowflakes, and if a Primary child had brought their scriptures to church or read them at home, they could take a snowflake, put their name on it, and we will staple them to the bulletin board for the month of January. Next month will be hearts, and so on. They were SO excited about this. Even the ones that had not brought their scriptures were saying, "I'm going to bring them next week!"

The scriptures are such an important tool in living a Christ-like life, and I'm glad that we are focusing on having them and using them in Primary. A habit started this young has a good chance of continuing. So despite the mediocre tune and words, I love the Scripture Power song.


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