But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?”
(Matthew 21:15-16 ESV)
My two sons were raised in church. They regularly attended the Children’s Ministry throughout the year and summer programs as well. It wasn’t babysitting, as some people may think, but involved the actual teaching of God’s Word. Singing and praising God were an integral part of the ministry. There were playful songs that the kids loved to sing and dance to, and there were the more powerful songs that they would sing from their heart in praise to God.
In Matthew 21:15-16, Jesus said that children are able to sing and praise God. Yes, children should be singing and praising God – our Lord and Savior said so. And, I’m certain that God loves to hear them sing!
At the website www.jesusinjeans.com, there is an excellent, 3-part article about teaching children to praise and worship God. The author covers all the questions you may have on this subject as well as the dos and don’ts. Please read the full article by CLICKING HERE.