This past Sunday our youngest disciple, age three, was able to stay with us in the sanctuary all the way to the last hymn before needing a break. During that time, she colored the picture you see here. We talked about Noah and the rainbow, and she put the rainbow all over the ark, all over everything. Surely God’s rainbow promise is all over everyone, and all over everything. Deep insights come out of the mouths of babes, but also out of their artwork.
In this blogpost, pastoral musician Jonathan Aigner makes the case that traditional worship in which all generations worship together is a blessing to children, and truly good for their faith formation. He thinks that we sell young people short when we believe that “modern entertainment is the only way to engage the fleeting attention span of our youngest worshipers.” Aigner has some things to think about here, and some thoughtful comments follow his post.