My son Guy stood in as the reverence child before Sacrament Meeting today. Do you have a reverence child in your ward? The reverence child is a Primary child who stands on the stand in church as an example and reminder to others of how to be reverent in the chapel. When the meeting begins, the person conducting usually dismisses and thanks the reverence child for their service.
Well, after Guy fulfilled his five minutes of reverence this morning, he was dismissed from the stand. On his way back to our pew, he passed the Elders and the Priests who were sitting on the bench in the front row waiting to pass the sacrament. The next thing we know, Guy is giving everyone on the bench high-fives! He ran down the row slapping fives not once but twice! It reminded me of the scene that takes place when the starting line-up is called at the beginning of a basketball game. The starters usually slap high-fives with their teammates as a way to get them all pumped up for the game. The pride and excitement on Guy's face was priceless!
This scenario made me laugh, because it was just sooooo Guy, but I also really appreciated that these priesthood holders were cheering on a young boy who was performing his duty in the gospel. It's a neat thing to see the older boys encouraging a younger boy in his budding testimony! Hopefully, we can all do our part to cheer each other on as we make strides to grow in the gospel!