Kids are awesome. I love their energy… their enthusiasm… their innocence… kids bring us great joy. In Mark 10, some parents brought their children to Jesus and asked him to bless them. I can so put myself in these folks’ shoes. Can you imagine having the opportunity to have Jesus physically meet and bless your kids?
Unfortunately, Jesus’ disciples didn’t have the same viewpoint and sought to discourage such an interaction. It is likely that most of the disciples hadn’t become parents yet, and so they didn’t understand the heart of a parent for their children. Mark writes, “When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.” Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them. Mark 10:14,16 NLT
Wow… The Creator of All placed His hands on the heads of those children… and blessed them. I love this moment because it is one of those instances where we have the opportunity to peek through the window into God’s heart, and we see his love for children.
I am so excited for us to relaunch children ministries here at CAC. Our bible quizzing program began last week (if you would like to have a child join the program see Diane White or contact the church office). Children’s Church (3 years old-2nd grade) begins today! Wednesday night activities will begin in the near future… more information will be coming soon.
We recognize the last 6 months have been difficult for everyone. As we reopen these programs we are prayerfully seeking to provide a safe and balanced approach to ministry.
Here are the following protocols that we have put in place for Children’s Church:
- Children will be spaced at least 6 feet apart.
- We will take the temperature of every child and teacher each Sunday before they enter the children’s area.
- Craft supplies and materials will not be shared among children unless they are sanitized.
- We will suspend offering snacks.
- All toys and surfaces will be thoroughly sanitized.
- Children are welcome to wear masks if their parent so chooses.
Would you join us in prayer for the Jesus’ blessing on our children? The blessing of health and safety, the blessing of joy and satisfaction — and the blessing of knowing Jesus as their personal savior.