Sadie Robertson Huff shared a video of her 9-month-old daughter, Honey, moving to worship music, saying the sight gave her “overwhelming joy and awe.” The former “Duck Dynasty” star then pondered the fact that recognizing God’s goodness is what leads his followers to respond with the same abandon.
“The overwhelming joy and awe that I felt today in church today as I watched Honey begin to express herself in worship was something I hope I never forget,” says Huff in the caption of her Instagram video. “I watched her as she watched every hand go up around her as people raised their hands in a posture of pouring out their heart to God.”
Sadie Robertson Huff on Why We Worship
Sadie Robertson Huff is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. In addition to “Duck Dynasty,” Huff appeared on Season 19 of “Dancing with the Stars,” where she was a runner-up. She married her husband, Christian Huff, in November 2019, and on May 11, 2021, the couple welcomed their daughter, Honey James Huff, into the world.
Huff has revealed that the name “Honey” has special significance to her for several reasons. She has always loved Proverbs 16:24, which says, “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” The wife and mother relates this verse to her husband, whom she says has spoken sweet and healing “words like honey” over her. Huff also says her daughter’s name “reminds me of my great grandma who calls everyone she loves honey.”
As she was watching Honey during worship, Huff says, “I could see the curiosity in her eyes. She seemed almost unsure about what we were doing as we raised our hands. But man was she interested in it. She studied it.” Huff continues, “So, as I watched, I shifted her over to my hip and I raised my hand and Christian raised his and then with the fullest confidence Honeys hand shot up on the air! And from that point on this girl worshiped. Hand up and legs kicking. By the end she even had both hands up.”
Huff went on to consider how followers of God could easily struggle with worshiping him with all of their hearts. “Sometimes it can feel [intimidating] to worship,” she says. “[It] can seem confusing even, when you look around at a world so troubled and you see people with hands lifted high trusting in God. It can feel awkward to surrender and express yourself in such a way that gives glory to a king you can’t even see.”