A family was driving home from church, where they had just participated in a baby dedication service for their newest addition. Suddenly, the baby’s older brother started sobbing loudly.
“What’s the matter?” asked his parents.
“The preacher said he wanted us to grow up in a Christian home, but I want to stay with you guys!”
Are your children and grandchildren learning what Christian life is all about? It’s nice to have children’s ministers and volunteers at church to help teach our young ones about the Lord. However, it’s the parents’ responsibility to see that such spiritual training occurs.
“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the Lord swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.” (Deut.11:18-21).