Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14).
I had cause recently to consider whether our church services actually hinder children coming to Jesus. If our services are outdated, irrelevant and without enthusiasm – what are our children to think but that God is outdated, irrelevant and boring.
Are our customs mere rituals which have become stale and repetitive? Are our prayers heart felt or apathetic? Are our Scripture teachings relevant to the congregation? Are we really teaching our children or creating obstacles which hinder them from meeting Jesus?