Sunday, August 11, 2013

Day 225, August 11

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to attend two different wards (congregations).  In each ward, babies and little children made the noises that babies and little children make.  Babbling, the occasional cry, an infrequent scream.  You know what?  It didn't bother me in the slightest, for I love the sounds of children.

I know that in some churches children are sent to a different part of the building, kept away from the sacred meetings which the adults attend.  I understand the reasonsing, but I don't agree.  When His apostles wanted to send the children away so as not to bother Him, Christ instructed them to let the little children come unto Him.  Christ knew that children are precious and that they need to grow in the gospel just as all of us do.

So, for today, I am grateful for meetings where children are welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Can you imagine if children were not allowed in our services? What kind of example would that set? Not a very good one, I'm afraid.