As we are beginning a new year, I am thinking about the importance of passing our faith in Jesus Christ to the next generation.
This must be done if our children and grandchildren develop a personal, mature, relationship with Jesus Christ. Passing the truth is much like a relay race.
Each runner must not only run with speed and endurance, but must be skillful in passing the baton to the next runner. If the baton is dropped, seconds are wasted and the race may be lost. If a runner fails to pass the baton, he is disqualified all together.
In this race of life, the baton is the truth that leads to a personal faith in God. Each generation receives it from the previous generation, runs the race to the best of its ability, and has the responsibility to pass the baton to the next generation.
For me, this is my most important mission. My greatest desire is echoed in III John 4: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” May this be reality for all of us!