If you had been at We Will Go today for our afternoon worship service, you would have seen these beautiful children singing their hearts out for Jesus.
My three youngest, as well as others from Restoration Church, brought their Christmas program from their small town church to our inner-city worship pavilion. Though they are all still kids, God used them. They shared what they had. It wasn't fancy or professional, but it was still beautiful and a blessing.
Their little choir was a precious reminder that though they are little, God doesn't see them as worth little in His Kingdom. In His economy, they are hugely important and can be used in bigger ways than most in this world give them credit for. When they praise Him with a pure heart, they are worshiping warriors. In the Old Testament, God would often direct worshipers to be placed before the soldiers when going into battle.
Living here in Jackson, we are wise to remember that this is not a physical battle we wage against sin and darkness but a spiritual battle. And when children sing about our Lord and His love and glory, it does more than bless the ones listening, it brings light into the darkness and literally wages war against the dark forces that would want destruction and hatred to reign in our neighborhood. Their songs of praise are crucial to winning this battle.
Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there . --- Matthew 19:13-15