April 8, 2013 | 01:23 pm
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Michael Bos

The Soul is Healed by Children

Yesterday, as the front of the sanctuary overflowed with little ones during the children’s message, I chose to watch the adults rather than the children.

Mandy probed the theme “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6). She asked the question, with a cute bunny rabbit beside her, how could a bunny praise the Lord? As the children gave their answers (some of which were hilarious), there was a sparkle in every adult’s eye and a smile on everyone’s face. In that moment I recalled Dostoevsky’s line, “the soul is healed by children.” 

If anyone ever wonders why we incorporate children in our worship service, along with the attendant noise and chaos it sometimes brings, it is because we need them there as much as they need to be present. God uses them to bring a smile to our faces and heal our souls.