Saturday, January 23, 2016

~ Silent Sunday with Children in Church ~

Children are so precious, so funny and always very clear with their thoughts and feelings. I thought I'd share these sweet statements with you!

One Sunday in a Midwest City ,
a young child was "acting up" 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,
"Pray for me! Pray for me!"
One particular four-year old prayed,
"And forgive us our trash baskets
as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."
A little boy was overheard praying:
"Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.
I'm having a real good time like I am."
A Sunday School teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service,
"And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."
A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination,
looking at the old pages as he turned them.
Then something fell out of the Bible.
He picked it up and looked at it closely.
It was an old leaf from a tree that has been pressed in between the pages.
"Mama, look what I found," the boy called out..
"What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked.
With astonishment in the young boy's voice he answered,
"It's Adam 's suit".
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,
"If he gets loose, will he hurt us?"
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.
"You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."
"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked..
Angie pointed to the back of the church and said,
"See those two men standing by the door?
They're hushers."
My grandson was visiting one day when he asked ,
"Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?"
I mentally polished my halo, while I asked,
"No, how are we alike?"
"You're both old," 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,
"Which Virgin was the mother of Jesus ? The virgin Mary or the King James Virgin ?"
A Sunday school class was studying the Ten 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,
"Thou shall not take the covers off the neighbor's wife."


  1. Kis....what are we going to do ,but love them. This is a sweet funny post today. I remember when my grandson was going to be baptized...I prayed "dear Lord, let him simmer down once that holy water touches his head." LOL Then when Jake was old enough for his first communion...Father Fred retired. I told Jake ,Poor Father Fred....he had all he could stand once you were in the church. We still laugh about it. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. Oh my goodness Pat! These are too funny! Out of the mouths of babes. I'm gonna write these down so i'll remember them.

  3. I love these, Pat. And I love when parents bring their young children to church, no matter how noisy or squirmy they are!
    Have a beautiful Sunday!

  4. Nothing like little children. I certainly had a squirmy one and one that we took out who said, "Don't spank me. Don't spank me." My daddy preacher-man said, "I think he needs one."

  5. SO many smiles:) Kids say the darndest things:) Have a blessed evening dear friend and thanks for the Sunday giggles! HUGS!

  6. Hi Pat! I really enjoyed this post. I can't stop smiling at how sweet the little are. Bless their hearts.

    I'm also very happy that you found me because now I can follow you, too and I'm really looking forward to getting to know you better. Blessings... :)

  7. By the way, that should have said the little 'ones.'


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