The comedian Gallagher (yes, the watermelon smashing guy), recently reflecting on his childhood church experience said this, “Church was a weekly reminder that there was something worse than school.” That made me laugh out loud. While Gallagher’s church experience as a child might not have been all that great, let me tell you about another kid. His name is Jacob and he came over after school to play with Connor. Here’s a conversation that happened with Jacob and I that sunny afternoon.

“How many more days until Sunday?” Jacob asked me.

“Two,” I said.

“YES!” he said, as he pumped his fist in excitement.

“What’s happening Sunday?” I asked, expecting to hear of a family trip or something special.

Looking rather surprised that I even asked, he said, “I get to go to church!”

“Awesome!” I told him and I thought to myself, “I wish everyone was this excited about church.”

Jacob and his family have been going to church with us for about 5 years now. Thankfully church has been a positive experience in this young boy’s life. When he grows up maybe he’ll remember school was much worse than church ever was. :)

Now if I could just get this kid to come around on the church thing! Ha

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  1. Connor Morgan says:

    hey dad.
    Jacob who because I don’t remember doing any of that.

  2. TREY MORGAN says:

    Connor, you’re so funny. I don’t know what you were doing when Jacob and I were talking.

    By the way – aren’t you supposed to be studying at school right now? As for Jacob, I don’t want to use his last name on the internet without his parent’s permission – but to give you a hint he was on your basketball team.

    You crack me up! And, I’m glad my own 12 year old son reads my blog.

  3. sherryfisher says:

    For the first time in my life, I look forward to church too! I wake up on the days that we meet with a smile. YES! I get to go to church today!! There have been times in my life…I am ashamed to say…that I would use any and every excuse NOT to go to church. I thank God for my new “second-chance” life and the strength that I find in His people now.

  4. willow says:

    i get Jacob and feel that way myself for the first time in , well… in ever.

    let me ask you a question Trey, if I may.
    do you think church membership is necessary?

  5. willow says:

    1 more thing… i think i would have been disappointed if you hadn’t taken a bit or 2 of the raspberry danish twist…LOL

  6. TREY MORGAN says:

    Sherry – Isn’t it nice to feel that way? I understand completely.

    Willow – church membership isn’t in the Bible. No one ever placed membership. But I think it’s nice to know who among you is willing to work and serve and sometimes the best way to let people know you want to get involved is by saying, “Hey I want to be a part of this church.” Make sense?

    And the danish was quite good!

  7. Solo says:

    I understand Jacob. I look forward to Sunday also. I’m glad to be discovering what I was missing for so long.

  8. mmlace says:

    Sunday is my FAVORITE day of the week!

  9. willow says:

    thank you Trey, that really does make ALOT of sense!

    and about the danish… good thing it was good, a yucky danish sure would have made for a real disappointment.LOL

  10. Stoogelover says:

    The last 6-8 years I preached, I absolutely loved Sundays and looked forward to them with great anticipation. I wish I could honestly say I still have that same enthusiasm about Sundays, but we’re so new at this church and don’t know that many people and usually have to leave right after the assembly to work a funeral that we’re just not connecting very well with very many people and we’re so tired each day that weekends are for just crashing rather than entertaining. Sigh . . .

  11. Zack says:

    That’s cool Trey. I wonder how many kids (or grown ups too) are that excited about getting to go to church?! The “getting to go to church” is what sticks out to me.
    Thank you Trey! Blessings!

  12. makegodsmile says:

    Reminds me of the “Joy Bus” days. Lots of children found out that church could be a good time and adults could be interested in me. In the process they learned a lot of good stuff about God and Christians.

  13. David Kirk says:

    Trey: That was a great answer to Willow’s question. You are wise!

  14. Steve V. says:

    Connor, memory loss give us PK’s plausible deniability. It comes in handy all those times we are used as examples in the pulpit.

    Have a great week!

  15. Evan Williams says:

    well trey would i happen to know this jacob and might it be spelled Jakob.

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