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Thankful for young parents in the church

I'm thankful for babies crying in worship on Sunday mornings, because that means their parents brought them to church that morning. I'm thankful for babies crying in worship on Sunday evenings, because that means their parents brought them to church that evening.

I'm thankful for parents who bring their kids to Bible class on Sunday morning and Wednesday nights (starting especially in the Cradle Roll class). I'm thankful for young parents who are still actively involved in the work and activities of the church, and actually see their children as a motivation to be more involved and not a reason (i.e., excuse) to be less involved.

Did you know that babies and young children will adapt to their environment? My "personal unscientific research" shows that kids will adapt to their parents' lifestyle. If you go to church three times a week and are active in the church, the youngest of kids will grow into that practice themselves. I'm thankful for young parents in the church who are setting the example!