The problem with children is that they get in the way. We adults want to have our adult meetings and our adult conversations and adult movies and adult books. In church, we want to have adult worship and adult sermons. Children get in the way. They make noise. They distract. They keep us from the highest adult activities.
This isn’t new. It’s been like this from the beginning of time. Even blogging gets low reads when children are mentioned (unless there is a tragic accident or killing). No one wants to read about children unless the topic concerns them like behavior problems, education or vaccinations.
Don’t worry; they will survive. We did. But next time there is a great adult sermon don’t forget the chance to share a Bible lesson with a child. That lesson may become an important part of their foundation.
The Little Children and Jesus. People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”