When we think of worship, music and singing are often the form this takes. As adults, we can become intimidated to give ourselves fully to rejoicing, but for 3-year-old Silas Bogue, there is no shame to express his praise in singing with great joy.

Silas, the son of Brad and Maranda Bogue, has belted, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart” in a crowded airport, and he sang “In Christ Alone” while his mom was talking with a Muslim woman in the grocery store parking lot—all on his own. He also sang about joy one day when they had a lot of tough moments. It’s a blessing for his parents to see him focus his heart toward the source of true joy.

“Silas is learning that he has a place within the church body by participating in worship,” Maranda said. “He is establishing a lifestyle of worship, and he will continue to grow and learn that he is a part of something bigger. A body. A family. Called for a bigger purpose. The songs he sings now are the building blocks for his theology and his understanding of who God is and how God relates to him and the world around him.”

>>As we begin our REACH 100 series, you are invited to reach higher and dig deeper as we study the next five weeks: Rejoice, Equip, Advance, Commit, Heal. Pick up a free devotional guide today at the Welcome Desk outside Seabrook Hall.

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