When a Baby Sings Hallelujah - Devotional

When a baby sings hallelujah, doesn’t it make you smile? Not everyone smiles when they hear babies jabbering during church services. I do, though. To me, it is a beautiful sound to hear. It makes me smile when the preacher has to preach louder after a baby starts making baby noises. It is almost like they are in competition to see who can be heard.

I smile when I hear babies jabbering or young children speaking in church. It makes me glad to know their parents are tending the children’s spiritual needs. The parents recognize their beautiful babies are ugly sinners who need our awesome Savior. These parents are believing God’s Word will not return void (Isaiah 55:11). They understand about training up a child in the way they should go (Proverbs22:6).

These parents are building the legacy of the church. These babies and young children are tomorrow’s church leaders. It is exciting to see a church with many children. There will be someone to train to take the Gospel to our world and continue Christ’s work long after the parents are at home with Jesus. It is a dead church that has no children. Part of living in this world is that all of us are only here temporarily. The work continues through the children of our church. The children being taught God’s Holy Word are prepared for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus (II Timothy 3:15) and they are prepared to bring others to this same salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

God’s Word teaches parents to teach their children about Him (Deuteronomy 6:7). My heart thrills when I see or hear young children and babies in the sanctuary because it shows me these parents are taking their responsibilities seriously. These parents want to bring their children to the love and service of Christ. These parents are reminding me to pray for them as they seek to raise Godly children by bringing them to God’s house. These parents are ensuring tomorrow’s Kingdom workers.

Thank you, Lord, for the babies and children at church. Help me to show them how to put you first. Forgive me when I am annoyed with them. Help me to love them the way you love me, without condition. To you, may all glory ascend.

Amen.



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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Isn't it just glorious! This reminds me of the time my first granddaughter was with me in church service and about two years old and when the choir finished singing, she clapped and yelled out Yea, but it was during a renewing of the vows of the pastor and his wife - oops!!! And another time, it was very serious, as the church was anointing a child for healing, and everyone laid hands on the person in front of them and the child, and she was very serious and did not make a peep and placed her hand on the back on the person in front of her. So precious. Children are such a joy. Love this. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Faith, Thanks for reading. How funny that she clapped and yelled Yea but at the wrong moment. I enjoy when kids do stuff like that. So cute. Bet you were a tad embarrassed? How sweet she just put her hand on the back of the person in front of her. Your granddaughter sounds like a real joy.


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AnnRandolph 4 years ago

I used to pray and shouted to the Lord when I was driving. My daughter was in the back seat and started imitating me when I would praise. She became very good at shouting Hallelujah and Praise The Lord. She would raise her hands! It always warmed my heart.


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AnnRandolph 4 years ago

Oops, I forgot to thank you for bringing back those wonderful memories and sharing this beautiful hub. I enjoyed reading it.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Ann, Thanks for reading and for the kind comment. How awesome that your daughter learned to praise God watching you praise God. I can just picture a little girl in the back seat shouting to the Lord and raising her hands in praise. Thanks for sharing your memories with me.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

How sweet it is to hear those little babies singing Hallelujah! Starting them young will help them enjoy life sooner and they will remain strong all their life. Blessings.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Teaches, Thanks for stopping by. Hearing the babies sing Hallelujah in church is just heart warming. They will enjoy life sooner and it does give them strength. I totally agree with you. Blessings to you as well.

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