Young men and maidens together, old men and children!
Psalm 148:12, ESV
Martin Luther King, Jr. is once quoted as saying that Sunday Mornings are the most segregated time of the week. At the time, he was speaking of the sad reality of race divisions in the Church. Unfortunately, to some extent, that is still a reality in many churches today, including the division between children and adults. There are some places where children are not welcomed into the regular worship, and either the parents take them to a designated cry room or the kids are sent to a Children’s Church Program. Families are meant to worship together, and a worship service is meant to reflect the reality of the Kingdom of our Lord. In the majority of churches today, we find men and women worshiping together, but our children are also meant to worship with their parents since, biblically, fathers are meant to be the spiritual heads of the household, and parents are meant to work together to raise children to fear and love God. The relationship of father and mother is a relationship meant to reflect the love our Lord has for His Church. Let Christ’s love unite us and let our lives be a reflection of Him.
Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.