Three things I read recently with which I absolutely concur:
- “Children died in the great flood of Noah’s day because their parents failed to get them on the ark”
- “If our children have to ask us if we are going to church, we are doing it wrong”
- “Christians should not have to be badgered into attending Bible classes and worship”
Ouch! Those hurt! Well, only if they are true.
Truth is, living as a Christian begins with worship & Bible study. As David wrote nearly 3,000 years ago, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord’”, Psalm 122:1.
Prepare to meet with the saints, and to be on time. We always prepare for those things we care about.
- On Saturday night, let your children help choose their clothes for Sunday morning
- Lay those clothes out so they are ready to go
- Get them to bed early and get them up in plenty of time
- Provide breakfast food that you know your children will enjoy
- Get to the parking lot 10 minutes before meeting times (planning to be “on time” will make you late)
- If needed, have quiet, age-appropriate activities for your children during worship (note taking items, soft toys, etc.)
- If you bring snacks for your children, bring those that are quiet and easy to clean up after
We know the old adage, “Failure to plan is planning to fail”, but I would rather say, “Succeeding to prepare is preparing to succeed”.