From the time our children are born we teach them that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. They grow knowing it, because they hear it often. When they’re a little older, they’re often amazed the first time we share The Scripture, from Psalm 139:13-16, with them, because they realize it’s not just momma and daddy, being momma & daddy and saying they are wonderful and unique, God said it.
“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.”
The Bible is our touchstone. It is the measure by which the validity or merit of something can be evaluated. We view knowledge through The Bible. We believe it is the ultimate authority. We desire to live by faith in Christ Jesus and anchor our world-view in Him.
As our children become preteens and teenagers we challenge them to apply themselves to know why they believe what they believe. Yes, we want them to know The Truth, and to believe it, but it will not hold them fast if they don’t own it themselves. If you don’t know why you are waiting to have sex until after you’re married, inevitably you’ll find yourself in a situation of compromise. If you don’t know why you think a baby is a baby before it’s earthside, abortion is a possibility. If you don’t know why you believe in Jesus Christ as The Way, The Truth, and The Life, someone may come along and give you a good enough reason to think He isn’t.
What will my children believe when they stand on their own? What will your child believe when he’s 15?
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