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Loving the Children

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There may be children in your church who will accept Jesus as their Savior only because they went to Sunday School and had a teacher who told them about Jesus and prayed for them faithfully.

Have you ever participated in a Baby Dedication at church? Did you make a commitment, along with the parents, to raise this child up according to the Word of the Lord. One way we can keep this promise is by serving in Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry where needed.

It takes a lot of caring Christians to properly support the children who come to your church. I’ve been praying for God to send more Sunday School teachers and nursery workers. There never seems to be enough. Do you find this to be true in your local church?

When you consider the words of Jesus, you have to wonder why we don’t have enough workers. After all, it is a privilege to serve the Lord in this way and it honors God. To welcome a little child is to welcome Jesus and the Father.

“An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” Luke 9:46-48 NIV Read full chapter

Jesus makes it clear that children are important to Him. We must take care of them and teach them about our Lord.

” … whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—  just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28 NIV (emphasis mine)

There is always an opportunity to serve in Children’s Ministry.

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10 NIV

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:10 NIV

I am thankful for the Sunday School teachers that taught me about Jesus. And I am thankful for those who serve our Lord in this way today.

This morning, as I walked my little dog Henry in the warm sunshine, a large flock of geese flew overhead in a perfect V formation. I watched as the birds took turns flying at the point. It reminded me of how we must take turns serving in our churches, not allowing the same people to do it all week after week.

Is God calling you to serve?

With Love, Cindy

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7 thoughts on “Loving the Children”

  1. I so agree Cindy. If there are more people who serve, it does not fall in a few who end up doing it almost every week. I have moved to different churches as we have moved homes and in each of them it is a common thing to have a lack of volunteers

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    1. Sadly, that is what I have experienced as well. I was one of those children who went to church alone, without my parents. Childrens’s Ministry builds a strong foundation that can not be prioritized enough. Blessings, Manu!

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  2. “I’ve been praying for God to send more Sunday School teachers and nursery workers.” Unfortunately it’s the case in every church. When we had children attending, we were told “You want Sunday School, you teach them. When I had teenagers, we were told “you don’t have kids in Sunday School now and your teens can go to youth so you can teach Sunday School. Then when we were older, we were told we need to give the young parents a break and teach their kids in Sunday School AND look after their teens.
    These days we get the selfish sermon when we say we’ve had enough. Unless God specifically calls us back in to Sunday School and youth ministry, we’re having a break. Sad but true.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I heard of a church that didn’t offer adult Sunday School because all adults were needed in Children’s Ministry during that hour. That might not be a bad idea! The same few should not have to do everything. Blessings, Chrissy!

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  3. We had baby dedications at church just this week Cindy. It’s always a beautiful thing to pray for these young families. As for your question about Sunday School teachers, there is always a need. I used to serve in that area but working at the school connected to our church meant I often had the same children I’d had contact with during the week…I needed a break from them as much as they probably needed a break from me, so I stepped away and served in a different area.

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