“No Kids at Church” a poem by Dr. Joey Anthony


13 Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” 16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.
Mark 10:13-16 NKJV

No Kids At Church

If there were no kids in the church
What joy it would be
How things would be different
A different church we would see

No more scuffs on the floor
No more marks on the wall
No more silly games
No more worrying about ball

No more noisy hallways
No more wiggling in the pew
No more “tabernacle”
No more doing things that are new

No more cups on the counters
No more food on the floor
No more kids’ activities
No more money for those kids anymore

But with no kids at church
It will not be all that great
For with no kids at church
We will have a terrible fate.

There would be little excitement
Very little life in the pew
There would be no enthusiasm
For the things that we do.

Yes, It would be a quiet church
More like a cemetery instead
Because, the truth about this church
Is that it soon would be dead!

Children are a blessing
A heritage from the Lord
So let us not wish for less children
Let us pray for more!

They need to know about Jesus
We must invest in their lives, too
For we must love all the children
For the Lord has told us what to do

“Forbid them not,” saith the Lord,
“And let them come unto Me.”
So let us be faithful to His call
And show and tell them of the Lord’s mercy

May it always be said of us at the Mount
That we love the Lord Jesus with all our heart,
Our goal is to obey and to please Him,
And for the children, we are striving to do our part.

Dr. Joey Anthony shared his poem in Sunday services on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016 as part of his sermon “The Kingdom Family” in the “King Jesus” sermon series.

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