Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sunday Devotions for Children - Be a Watchman
From Bible Devotions for Bedtime by Daniel Partner.
O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray to the Lord day and night for the fulfillment of his promises. Take no rest, all you who pray. Give the Lord no rest until he makes Jerusalem the object of praise throughout the earth. Isaiah 62:6-7
Policemen watch over our towns and cities. They try to make sure that nothing bad happens to us. In ancient Israel, policemen were called watchmen - because teh time between sunset and sunrise was divided into three watches. Each watch hada different watchmen, so someone had to stay up all night to watch the city and keep it safe from enemies.
The Bible says that God has set watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem. these are not the actual watchmen who kept an eye on Jerusalem - they are Christians who pray. Wouldn't you like to be a watchman like that? They don't shout that enemies are coming - they pray to God until He makes Jerusalem a thing of praise in the earth. that happens when Jesus comes back.
We don't have to be strong or famous to pray like this. Small prayers are important prayers. A person who says to God, "Lord, I love YOu,' has said something very important. Someone who can stop and say, "Thank You," to God has done something very special. You could be that person!
Dear God, Help me tho thank You in prayer every day!