It is a Christian proverb. “Out of the mouth of babes. . .Thou hast prepared praise for Thyself” (Matthew 21, Jesus quoting Psalm 8) It is a principle that guides our celebration of this season and our priorities for the rest of the year. The deep commitment of the Christian faith is to lead children to know God and worship God.
Day 17 – Will you pray for children? Children in our church and community? Children in your family?
“Suffer the little children to come unto me”, said Jesus one day to His disciples who considered it a waste of important time to deal with them on spiritual matters. Nothing is less true. Every moment a parent or grandparent or friend takes with a child to help him/her understand the truth about God is an investment in eternity. How lax we have become, letting our children be schooled by the vision of Santa Claus or Rudolph. Will you pray? Will you pray for the children who come to “Christmas at First”, or Sunday School or worship? Will you look for opportunities to speak of God and His great gift to the young ones in your own family? Will you pray for the FBC search team as they narrow down the search for a Minister to Children and Preschoolers? God bless you for this act of service to the Savior.
RE Verse reading–Luke 7:1-17 (day seven)