Friday, August 20, 2010

Tell Your Children

Today's reading: Joel

Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. Joel 1: 3 NRSV

I find it surprising the most adults don't evangelize their children. Sure, we take our kids to Sunday school and church, but how much religious upbringing are they getting at home? What kind of Christian example are we setting as parents to our own children? Will our children really be able to tell their children about God?

I know of a set of godparents that do more to share Christ with their godchildren than those children's parents are doing. While I give praise for the godparents, I am saddened by the lack of direction given by the parents. 

Joel doesn't ask folks to share what God has done with the neighborhood, just their families and future generations. Certainly, the news that Joel shares is not what we would term the good news. However, Joel is asking folks
to share what God has done. And is not that what we should be doing?

God, help us to share what you are doing and what you have done with our children. And may we understand who our children truly are. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims

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