What Will Happen to the Children?

When our children were young my husband’s work required that he travel to attend conferences. Of course he preferred I accompany him, but we had small children and I hated to leave them.

Yet there were times when I did travel and the grandparents would come and stay.  Always in the back of my mind there was the thought:  “What if something happens and we never return? What will happen to the children?  Will they grow up learning to love Jesus and the Word of God?”

My heart would ache as we prepared to leave. A few days before departure I would have a private conversation with each child.  I’d take one aside and say, “I want to talk to you about something that is very, very important.”

His eyes would get big and questioning. I’d continue, “What I’m going to tell you is the most important thing in the whole world. Nothing is more important than this.  It’s about Jesus Christ.  I want you to always remember that loving Jesus and putting Him first in Your life is the most important thing in the whole world.  Nothing is more important than this. Okay? You will remember that, won’t you? I know you will.”  Then I’d give a hug.

The next time we traveled I’d go through the same routine.  Now they are adults and I praise God that our kids are firmly committed to following Christ with their lives, as are their spouses.  To this day I believe that these short conversations were not in vain. Of course, there were other ways God helped us raise up godly children. There were our daily devotions, Bible study, prayer time and of course, guitar playing and singing praises to our God.

These memories I cherish.  I praise God as I see our children raising up their children with the same zeal for Christ.

  •  But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,  and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:14-17

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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5 Responses to What Will Happen to the Children?

  1. Bisi says:

    What happened to the children! A great post and great reminder in our responsibilities. Thanks for posting

  2. Katie says:

    Dear Kathleen, Thanks for sharing this about the children. My older son is the only one who goes to church. My second son knows the Truth but does nothing with it. My 2 stepsons are not even in our lives at this time. I continue to believe and pray for them. God Bless you and your family Kathleen. In His Love, Katie

  3. How blessed are your children!

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