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Cracker Crumbs on the Carpet

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Church, Parenting

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”

(Psalm 127:3-5 ESV)

“And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.”

(Mark 10:13-16 ESV)

I’ve gone to a few church’s in my life and if there are kids in it, there are cracker crumbs on the carpet. Crumbs on the carpet is a sign of a healthy church. It’s a sign that kids go there. But parents, be considerate of the people who clean the church. Pick up after your kids.

A healthy church has a diverse population. They have the older generation along with the younger. I love to see the little ones in church. The parents are training them up right. Sure, they can get noisy but so what? They’re just babies. We understand mom and dad. It’s embarrassing if your little one is crabby and throwing a fit. We get it. Just a tip. Look for a seasoned mom and make friends with her. Let her help you. She may know a way to calm your little one you didn’t know.

But don’t keep them out of church because of it. They need to learn about Jesus too. Bring them. If they wander they wander. We, at least at my church, all will keep an eye out for them. Read the verse above. What did Jesus do when the disciples tried to keep the little kids away? Anyone? Read Mark above. 

So let’s help keep the church healthy. Bring your kids. Have a great day everyone.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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