Do you hear what these children are saying? they asked him.
Yes, replied Jesus,
have you never read, (Matthew 21:16, NIV).
From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise?
In our desire to preach to the world and to make disciples from every nation, we must not forget a whole class of people – children.
Christian studies regarding children and youth differ about many things. Nevertheless, across denominational lines one thing seems consistent: the majority of Christians have committed their lives to Christ at a relatively young age. Fewer converts come from the older populace. Many churches apparently miss this important fact in their evangelistic planning, directing the greatest proportion of their resources toward the adult population. Christ’s earliest disciples also seem to have underestimated the value of children’s ministry. Jesus rejected that attitude and made room for children, even giving them priority.
Hence, we must do the same.