Sunday we had a great day. We focused on our children and their vision about God. We called it, “Seeing God Through The Eyes of Children.” Normally we have children’s Bible hour and we separate the kids from the worship time and they have a lesson more on their level. Many of you do the same thing. I think it’s a good thing, but on occasion I like for them to be a part of what we are doing. This is a huge issue with many and I can see good and bad about separating them. Whatever the case, Sunday our CBH guys were out of town and so the children were with us.
Children seem to have an insight into God that we can only admire and wish to have. When we say we prepare a worship time for them “on their level,” I wonder if we know what we are talking about. Sometimes I would like to get on their level and really worship.
One of the things I talked about Sunday was the fact that kids at a young age are uninhibited in their ability to celebrate God. They have no preconceived notions about how worship should be and, therefore, they have no baggage and are able to let go and dance, clap, shout, laugh, and more in the name of worship and there are no strings attached and I believe that God is smiling at that kind of spirit.
My prayer is that we can somehow tap into that kind of spirit in our worship as adults. Let’s stop looking around and wondering what others will say as the “watch” us worship. Let’s do like the father of the prodigal–let’s get excited in the fact that we were once lost and now we are found and the Father wants us to celebrate in that.
Remember that Jesus said, “…Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to people who are like these children. I tell you the truth, you must accept the kingdom of God as if you were a child, or you will never enter it.”(Luke 18:16-17 NCV)