From Your Pastors’ Desk
As pastors we know that in worship, in a pew is where our children should be on Sunday mornings. For Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs“ (Mark 10:14). Although, sometimes as a parent it is hard to feel the conviction that our children should be in worship. We hear every sound our child makes and worry that it is distracting those around us. And sometimes we are so concentrated with keeping our child quiet that it is hard for us to pay attention and worship. We get it. Here are three thoughts that encourage us to keep our daughter in worship:
As much as it is a struggle to have our daughter in worship we are going to keep her there because she needs to be there to hear the Good News and sense the presence of God. And more than that the community of believers needs her there to fully represent the family of God. You know some days Issy just wakes up “on the wrong side of the crib” and it is hard for us to keep her in church. Some days we just need to step out of the sanctuary for her or our own sanity. Some kids you need to do that for more than others. And that’s okay. As a parent you need to do what you need to do. But I want every parent and congregation member to know that children are and always will be welcome in worship.
Pastor Cheryl & Pastor Bala Khyllep