Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. (Psalm 127:3 KJV)
There are few joys to compare like that of the birth of a child. I still recall that proud moments when both my son and daughter were born. That is not to say that they haven’t brought me much grief and woe; however all that fails in comparison to the joy and pride they bring me. Another defining joyous moment in my life was the birth of my grandson. Although I told my son that I was too young to be a grandfather, I wouldn’t trade that bouncing bundle of joy for all the wealth of the world. Even when he is cranky, which is when he is usually hungry, he still lights up my life. Therefore, since I am thinking about my grandson, I ask myself what wisdom would I impart to him?
God Is Real
I believe the most important thing one can impart to their children and grandchildren is the belief in the one true living God. Scrpture tell us, “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. (Psalm 53:1 KJV) Increasingly society is bombarding our children with an atheistic philosophy, and we sit by and do nothing to counter it. We need to stand up for the Lord especially where our families are concern. If we fail to instill the belief in the true living God in our children, then we might loose them for all eternity.
Jesus Loves You
We live in a loveless society. You can’t imagine the number of times I have heard someone say, “No body loves me.” It breaks my heart when I hear of some child taking their own lives because they were bullied and felt that nobody liked or loved them. I don’t my grandson growing up not feeling loved. I love him; however, my love fails to compare to the love our beloved Jesus has for him. Christ not only loves us but He also died for our sins in order to reconcile our broken relationship with Him. Is just as the song says, “Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.”
Jesus Died to Save You From Your Sins
We have to communicate not only the love of Christ but the purpose of His sacrificial death, burial and resurrection as well. It has been said that Christianity is only one generation away from extinction. Well it is true. We are called to reach our children and grandchildren with the gospel of Christ. Scriptrue tells us, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 KJV)
Boldly contending for the faith–otpp