Once again, I’m not a fan of reblogging. Since I have had zero time to write and contribute anything of value in this realm in several weeks, I need to make an exception.
Here is an outstanding blog about children in church, and I would love for every young parent to read it (particularly those in our church). The value of your presence far outweighs your worries!
And I believe that the vast majority of people in church feel the same way as this blogger. I know we do at Augusta Heights.
You are doing something really, really important. I know it’s not easy. I see you with your arms overflowing, and I know you came to church already tired. Parenting is tiring. Really tiring.
I watch you bounce and sway trying to keep the baby quiet, juggling the infant carseat and the diaper bag as you find a seat. I see you wince as your child cries. I see you anxiously pull things out of your bag of tricks to try to quiet them.
And I see you with your toddler and your preschooler. I watch you cringe when your little girl asks an innocent question in a voice that might not be an inside voice let alone a church whisper. I hear the exasperation in your voice as you beg your child to just sit, to be quiet as you feel everyone’s eyes on you. Not everyone is looking, but I know it feels that way.
I know you’re wondering, is this worth it? Why do I bother? I know you often leave church more exhausted than fulfilled. But what you are doing is so important.
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