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The Gift of Music

The Gift of Music

by Drew Williquette on May 04, 2020

Music is such a wonderful gift from God.

I had the privilege of growing up in a very musical home. From a very young age, my family was always singing around the piano together. My parents had us all taking music lessons by age five. We constantly had CDs playing and songs in our head.

Music is a powerful thing. Most of us can remember lyrics and melodies years after we heard them even just a few times.

What does this have to do with children?

A lot.

If you play beautiful, gospel-saturated songs daily for your own kids, just imagine how impactful that will be for them long-term. They will remember those godly lyrics for the rest of their lives.

Just think of all the lyrics from Scripture they could learn through song.

In our kid’s ministry, we recognize the blessing of great music. We are very selective with the songs that use in our ministries. We look for songs that have solid lyrics, songs that are singable (not too high or low), and songs that have beautiful melodies (so children enjoy what they are singing).

Our musical philosophy is simple, but we are sensitive to choosing songs that please God. 1 Corinthians reminds us of this principle, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (10:31).


Drew Williquette is the children’s pastor at First Baptist Church of Glen Este, Ohio. He has served in this capacity since June of 2019. He and his wife Jenna love serving the parents and children at First Baptist and would love to do what they can to help your child grow in the Lord.

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