Monday, February 25, 2008

Worship & Family

I've found this article helpful since our oldest son (4) has been participating with us in our church services. It is a timely reminder as our 2 year old will do the same, not too long from now. Here's a snippet, but all of it is worth reading.
The greatest stumbling block for children in worship is that their parents do not cherish the hour. Children can feel the difference between duty and delight. Therefore, the first and most important job of a parent is to fall in love with the worship of God. You can't impart what you don't possess....

Sunday worship service is not useless to children just because much of it goes over their heads. They can and will grow into this new language faster than we think—if positive and happy attitudes are fostered by the parents.

1 comment:

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Oh! This is my drumbeat issue!

Children belong in church! And they can not only learn to sit quietly and reverently, they can absorb the truth.

It always amazes me that the same parents who will brag about how smart their child is and how much he has picked up from watching TV are the same parents who will insist their children are too young to get anything out of church! Just think!--in church, under the preaching of the Word, the children are being exposed to Truth with the help of the Holy Spirit!