Monday, December 19, 2011

How Not to Look at Children

How not to look at children...

" Children are a hassle to be avoided. 

What has become conventional wisdom in the world
is now conventional wisdom in the church. 

We quip about longing for school to start, 
about dreading when they outgrow children’s church. 

We make the same stupid jokes- Do you know what causes that?, 
flaunting our folly.
We are so biblically illiterate in the church
 we have no idea we are calling God a liar, 
who tells us children are a blessing from His hand (Psalm 127). 

We are so historically illiterate 
we don’t know that every denomination in Christendom
condemned practices designed to avoid blessings
from the beginning of the church until little more than fifty years ago."

Please also keep the Sproul Family in your prayers as Denise Sproul went to be with our heavenly Father yesterday. Please also read:

Denise Sproul: Into the Arms of Christ

(Hat tip for quote to Kelly Crawford)


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Cherie said...

Thank you for this! It's encouraging to read posts from others that know their children are blessings from God and not simply little people that we should send off as soon as possible. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to have my children in my home and to be able to homeschool them so that I can teach them about their Father each day and remind them constantly how much they're loved and wanted! It makes me smile to be in similar company!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I love kids. I don't have any myself...but someday...if it's God's plan for me. It irks me when parents complain about their kids. They're gifts, for sure.

You really hit the nail on the head when you talked about some people being so biblically illiterate. I think that has had an extreme negative affect on the Christian church today.

Thanks for this post. I'll be praying for the Sproul family as well!!!

Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Renee said...

Dear June,

Thank you for this post. Though I'm currently childless, I am allowed the great privilege & honor of loving/being loved by many children in my local church. Children indeed are a blessing.
It would be another blessing to see them viewed as such all around the nation w/in the churches of God. What a revival it would be! Praying for that day. :)


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