Monday, July 17, 2006
Let us Pray to the Lord!
People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
It is important to welcome little children into our worship services and not send them off to the nursery or some kind of “children’s church.”
I was reminded of this today when the father of one of our little ones in church told me how his son participates in the service.
John Polster is 2 years old. He is in church nearly every Sunday with his parents, Ryan and Misti, 2 older sisters, Emma and Elaine and his younger brother, Joseph. All of the Polster children are exceptionally well behaved in church.
This morning Ryan was in the church office working on the fax machine and told me that when I am chanting the Kyrie, John always joins me in praying “Let us pray to the Lord.” I thought that was one of the most wonderful things I have ever heard and I am both blessed and humbled that God would use me to serve this young man with His Word.
Thanks be to God for His numerous blessings!