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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Maker of Heaven and Earth

We have kept Robert in the worship service since the first time we brought him to church.  He has only stayed in the nursery once or twice since he was born because Christopher and I firmly believe that our children need to be taught early how to sit quietly during the sermon and how to participate in worship.  It’s really difficult at first as a little baby just can’t sit still or quietly for that length of time but we learn by doing.  Christopher and I persevered and worked with Robert even at home, and now he is two years old and actually participates in worship.  He strives to repeat the congregational responses (like the title of this post) and he adds his little “amen” to the end of prayers.  He turns to a random page in the hymnal and tries to sing along.  And at the end of the service when the congregation stands and joyfully sings The Doxology with arms raised, Robert raises his arms too and it warms my heart and brings tears to my eyes.  This is what we are working for.  This is what we are striving for.  To teach our precious children how to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.