“He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands” (Psalm 78:5-7).
For thousands of years, millions of believers have been teaching children to put their trust in God and remember everything he has done for them. Now it is your turn to keep up this vital work of teaching the next generation.
Yet it can be a long slog, a thankless job. On the hard days of being a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, or family friend, you wonder if your work is making a difference. On the days you watch your teens question if God is really who he says he is, you pray like crazy. There are days you want to yell instead of modeling God’s faithful, patient discipline. Through it all, the Holy Spirit is ridiculously busy, taking the Word you speak and planting, nurturing, and growing it in young hearts. God is using you, and the gifts he has given you, to bless the next generation.
The people you tell today are the ones who get to tell the next group of people yet to be born. Someday our children will be telling their children about their Savior, knowing God’s Word and his story of grace, because you model it and share it every day. Because you put your trust in God.