"We will not hide them from their children, telling to the generations to come the praises of the LORD, and His strength and His wonderful works that He has done."
We do our best as parents and grandparents to pass along our faith to the next generation. If we don't, who will tell our loved ones about Jesus and His love for us? Who will read the stories of God's faithfulness? Of His protection in times of struggle? Jesus Christ is not a fairy tale and He is not just a great teacher that lived a long time ago. He is alive and well today living in the hearts of believers.
My heart goes out to all those who have decided to do what is best in their own eyes because that is the correct way to live; everyone attempting to live promoting "good" deeds and passing along to the next generation how to make "good" decisions. But we don't live in a "good" world. There will never be a consensus of a peaceful lifestyle with everyone holding hands and treating one another with "good" intentions. Just watch the news; children are being sold for profit; drugs are being distributed on school campuses; road rage is frequent; the media dwells on the worst possible scenarios in order to keep the world population in a state of unrest and on we could go.
What grieves my heart are those under the guise of counselor, teacher, professor, or individuals with extremely high IQs who have decided there is no God and once you die, it's all over. After all, if a question can't be answered and proof not found to support said question, then it is not very intelligent to believe it based on faith. My, how the heart of Jesus must be grieved with the mindset of carnal man. But, praise God, there are still believers who uphold and call on the name of the Lord. The majority at large just doesn't hear or read about it. After all, the rating of national networks would plummet if Christianity issues were given a slight nod of reporting.
Do you ever see military believers gathered in a circle praying? Do you hear of the 600 gathered in Washington, D.C. for the purpose of supporting the persecuted Christians around the world? Is true tolerance being experienced by all especially from the ones crying out their need for tolerance? In fact, in the realm of those wearing the banner of Christianity, how many attend church regularly with their families? Is worshiping Jesus, studying His Word, and knowing how to defend your faith part of your daily life?
Isn't it time we stopped making excuses and started living as if today was our last?