Yo! Here we go again with children in church.
A little boy was in a relativeâ€™s wedding. As he was coming down the aisle, he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd. While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roars. So it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR, all the way down the aisle. As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the pulpit. When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, â€œI was being the Ring Bear.â€
One Sunday in a small West Texas town, a young child was â€œacting upâ€ during the morning worship hour. The parents did their best to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle. Finally, the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out. Just before reaching the safety of the foyer, the little one called loudly to the congregation, â€œPray for me! Pray for me!â€
One particular four-year-old prayed, â€œAnd forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.â€
A little boy was overheard praying: â€œLord, if you canâ€™t make me a better boy, donâ€™t worry about it. Iâ€™m having a real good time like I am.â€
A Sunday-school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, â€œAnd why is it necessary to be quiet in church?â€ One bright little girl replied, â€œBecause some people are sleeping.â€
The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again. After several circles and jerks, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered, â€œIf he gets loose, will he hurt us?â€
Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had had enough. â€œYouâ€™re not supposed to talk out loud in church.â€ â€œWhy? Whoâ€™s going to stop me?â€ Joel asked. Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, â€œSee those two men standing by the door? Theyâ€™re hushers.â€
My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, â€œGrandpa, do you know how you and God are alike?â€ I mentally polished my halo, while I asked, â€œNo, how are we alike?â€ â€œYouâ€™re both old,â€ he replied.
A ten-year-old, under the tutelage of her grandmother, was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible. Then, one day, she floored her grandmother by asking, â€œWhich Virgin was the mother of Jesus? The Virgin Mary or the King James Virgin?â€
A Sunday-school class was studying the 10 Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one. The teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was. Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted, â€œThou shall not take the covers off the neighborâ€™s wife.â€
â€œPeople will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.â€ Thanks, Maya Angelou (One very special lady!).