We Love Babies; Now Get Them Out of Here!

This is just for fun… kind of.

disclaimer: I’m not comparing a political speech to a sermon. I’m not comparing a political rally to a church service. I’m not endorsing Donald Trump. I just found this funny… kind of.

This is what many churches do with the babies and children… “we love the children… now get them out of here…”. It’s not quite like that. Not everywhere anyway. In most places it’s much more subtle, polished, kinder, but essentially the same.

* be sure to watch the video clip all the way to the end.

I can’t prove this statistically but it sounds like Eastside Baptist may have more babies per capita on any given Sunday present with the gathered saints than any church in the region. There is no official stat to confirm this but you should visit some Sunday to find out for yourself.

And we like it that way. We really do.

Parents at Eastside are the best. They know what to do with a crying baby and the faithful saints love being patient with the sweet sound. I like it when the young families sit up front too. It may take a crying baby a moment or two to get things off their chest, and it may take a parent a few moments to get that baby quiet or removed to the entry way or family room for a child that may need a bit more attention. But it’s among the sweetest sounds. Give me a worship service with the sound of children any day, any where, any time (with a good sound system.)

Parents with infants and nursing babes at Eastside work hard to do all they do. You are welcome. Your children are welcome. You are patient to endure others who look around to see who’s crying. You are blessing the fellowship and may you be blessed for your labor. If there are any needs you have that we can help you as you tend to that blessed child we want to help you.

Don’t grow weary in doing good.

New babies being born nearly every month for many months to come. Church, prepare yourself for the sound of warriors.

Psalm 8:1-2
“O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.”

2 Comments

  • Jason McNair

    August 2, 2016 at 11:07 PM Reply

    I find it amusing you mention “good sound system” when trying to mitigate the blessed sound of crying children, when oftentimes it is the loud sound system that leads to their discomfort. Baby’s ears are sensitive and they’re not afraid to voice their feelings. Love the post and couldn’t agree more.

    • Paul

      August 2, 2016 at 11:18 PM Reply

      Right, and I only mention a good sound system because we now have one that doesn’t irritate most anyone… Thanks for dropping in.

      It’s a shame to say we love children and then remove them from us so they don’t interrupt us.

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