14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.
16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.
“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,
“‘From the lips of children and infants
you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”
17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night. Matthew 21:14-17
Once again the religious leaders were indignant, this time about the children loudly praising Jesus.
I love to hear a group of kids sing praise and worship songs. There is just something wholesome and refreshing about it. It brings us back to an earlier part of our faith when everything was brand new and exciting.
Even though more and more statistics are showing that fewer people are attending church in America, we can do what we can do with the children who are in our care. We can lament all we want about the kids not coming, but our focus should be pouring the Bible and good biblical values into the lives of these children.
As our parents said about us, so we say about this generation of children, “They’re going to have it tough as they grow old.” Knowing that, we should continue to pray for their growth in Christ as well as a hedge of protection around them.
The enemy wants nothing more than to destroy them and he’ll use any means at his disposal.
Consider ways you can teach Biblical principles and Bible stories in a way that they’ll remember even as they grow old.
God is setting apart children and youth for great things in this country. They need to know that their parents and authority figures are behind them as much as possible.