But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Luke 18:16)
This Advent season we have purposefully included more of our Hillside kids in the worship service. We thought this fresh perspective on interrupted worship was worth sharing for parents, and for all of us!
Those who have attended worship with small children for a period of years, as I have, might begin to feel that the effort expended in the fight for focus isn’t worth the seemingly small return received during the service. Amid sibling squabbles, trips to the bathroom, feet on the back of the pew in front of you, and misplaced comments it is easy to surrender to weariness and give up, going through the motions instead of reaching for fresh grace.