Kid Noises

When I hear kid noises, it means that seeds are being planted, however small, in the hearts of the next generation. It is no small thing to have children present while the living and active word of God is being proclaimed. I love kid noises.

On Sunday morning, we sit in the “families-with-small-kids” section. This is a section with, you guessed it, a lot of small kids. This is not an official section, but there are a lot of young families that sit around here. So there are rattlings, cooing, sounds of things dropped, sounds of things picked up, sounds of parents whispering small corrections. There are also sounds of crying, random laughter, and the almost constant noise of a parent taking a child out to the bathroom or for some relief. This noise can be distracting and can make it harder to pay attention, but I want to say this: I love kid noises.

What do the noises of these children represent? These noises mean that parents woke up on Sunday and purposed to bring their families to church. They brought small children to church. For the uninitiated, you might be tempted to think that it is a small thing, but let me tell you, it is a real task to get everyone ready and in their places on time. And these families have prioritized the meeting of the people of God over their comfort and convenience. I love kid noises.

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