So, I learned a few very valuable things this weekend.
1) Laying around in PJs for a Saturday, while doing laundry is heavenly.
2) We need more sin.
Let me explain that last one.
Today was Cadet Sunday in the CRC. Two of the Cadet boys did the children's message today. Their short blurb was based on the theme verse for this year, which was 'Let your light shine befor men, so that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven. (or something along those lines). So, as a demonstration for how sin affects our lives, they lit a candle, put it inside the jar and told the boys and girls that the light in the jar should be like the light in our hearts, visible for everyone to see. Then, they had a second jar which they filled a bit with baking soda, and then poured some vinegar in it. The bubbly mess was to represent sin in our lives. The idea was that when you poured the baking soda/vinegar into the jar with the candle, the candle would go out. But what ended up happening was that there wasn't enough liquid left in the bubbly mix, so it didn't hit the flame of the candle. One of the boys was like, 'you need more sin!' The congregation laughed, and I don't think the little children understood it.
However, it was a cute story, so I thought I would share that with you.