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Worship for babies? It sounds crazy. Even ludicrous to some. Many churches even balk at the idea and only offer “childcare.” But the truth is that worshiping with babies can be powerful. When that worship happens between the mother and the child, it is even more special. Never underestimate the power of worship for moms and babies!
The Habit of Worship for Moms and Babies
Babies are learning at a much faster rate than you or I. Just think–in their first year of life, they are learning to communicate, eat, crawl, walk, talk, read emotions, and more. They can also learn to worship. I realize that they may not know much of the things of God yet, but they are beginning to learn and set the patterns that will impact them for the rest of their lives. If they make worship a habit, it will always be part of their lives!Babies are learning to eat, crawl, walk, talk, and more. They can also learn to worship. Click To Tweet
Worship with a 16 Month Old
When we adopted our son, we were told that he liked music and playing with his toys, but that he didn’t like to read. As a teacher with a masters as a reading specialist, this really bothered me. As soon as he was home at the age of 16 months, I made it my mission to read to him as much as possible. This was only second to my mission to love on him and teach him about Jesus.
Every evening, we read one story of his choosing, and one baby Bible or Bible themed story. As we read the Bible story, we would cuddle and talk, sometimes sing Bible songs, and pray. This became a cherished tradition that we still continue today. When life gets busy and we are out late, our children still ask for their Bible story time. We have to plan to do it early on those days!
God Loves Mommy and Me
I was recently given the privilege of reviewing God Loves Mommy and Me with my three year old. It’s a sweet book for worshipping with a very young child. Just as you sometimes participates in topical Bible studies, this story is about the topic of God’s love. It’s a sweet tool for mommy’s to read with babies and open up the idea that God loves them. It can be a great tool to worship for moms and babies.
Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Babies inherently love their mommies so much that it is nearly impossible for them to separate the concept of love from their mothers. Since the book’s premise is that God loves both the mommy and the baby, it automatically makes them snuggle in and pay attention. The mommy is presented as a gift from God who reflects His love. The great things in life they enjoy together are presented as gifts from God. The whole book represents the outlook we want our kids to have in life. While many may think it’s too young to talk about this, it is never too early to start making God a part of your child’s everyday life. Never underestimate the power of worship for moms and babies!
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What is your favorite way to worship with children?