Family Focus
PASS IT ON Judy Heveen
That you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all His decrees and commands…Deut. 6:2a (NIV)
Families create and pass on many traditions from generation to generation. It may be something as simple as how to prepare a special homemade wheat bread or as complicated as how to run the family farm. Traditions produce strong bonds between families past and present.
Of all the traditions that a family passes on, the most important is the worship and reverence of the Lord. The family that chooses to honor God in thought, word and deed is building a strong foundation for the next generation.
If you haven’t already done so, why not begin creating traditions of faith that your children may pass on? Begin by worshiping in a Christ-centered congregation. At home, have daily devotions in which all family members participate. Develop some ways of celebrating God’s presence that become unique to your own family. Help one another—and ask the Spirit’s help—to read and love and obey the scriptures. Build well then pass it on!