Right to the Heart of the Matter
Sue Jakes, CEP Christian Education Specialist
My four children are all grown up. When my youngest got married last year I was reminded, however, that the responsibility to train up our children is never ending. As the mother of the bride, I was supposed to stand up when signaled so that my daughter could begin her walk down the aisle. I missed the signal because I could not take my eyes off my grandson, the cutest ring bearer I had ever seen. My attention had already moved to the next generation. And so it is with the Kingdom of God. It will not end until Jesus comes back.
The 2008 WIC Love Gift will help provide new and better resources for equipping our churches to make disciples of the next generation. Making disciples of the next generation is the very heart of Christian Education and Publications. We believe our heart is in the right place.
There was silence for four hundred years between the Old and New Testaments. God did not speak. But the last words spoken in the Old were a prophesy fulfilled four hundred years later when he spoke again. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction,” Malachi 4:5-6.
Luke 1:17 is the announcement of the coming of John the Baptist and his message to “turn the hearts of fathers to children.” This message was to make the path straight for the Word to come forth.
Today, as we long for revival in Jesus’ church, turning our hearts to our children will help straighten the path which has been made so crooked by our sin, the enemy and our culture. What a sweet privilege we have to tell God’s story to the next generation! What a sweet privilege you have to put your money where your heart is.
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