Their child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom,
and the favor of God was upon him.
When our sons were born, we planned for their baptisms shortly afterward. No discussion was necessary. In our minds, it was only natural to share our faith with them. This endeavor went far beyond the day the priests poured water over their heads. Their dad and I weren’t simply sharing membership in the church. We were sharing our relationships with God.
My own parents did a good job of this. Though times were often tough, they never missed the blessings in their circumstances. They had no doubt that God watched over them and their family. Even when my young dad faced his own passing, he turned to this God who would see to everything for us and for him. My mom shared this conviction which saw her through the tough years which lay ahead. As for me, knowing that God understands all that we go through has sustained me through many trials and tribulations throughout my life.
Though we don’t necessarily do so intentionally, almost everything we say and do reveals something about our relationships with God. However we relate to our Maker, the kids around us can’t help noticing. The adults around us may pick up a thing or two as well. In my mind, this is a good thing. Let’s get the word out that God cares!
Dear God, help us to share the treasure of knowing you through all that we say and do.
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