Children don’t become Christians by osmosis. It’s true that God has no grandchildren. As parents, we should deeply care that our children make a genuine commitment to Jesus Christ. We can’t make the decision for them, but we can take an active part in leading our sons and daughters to a solid and lasting faith.
Proverbs 11:30 says “the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he (or she) who wins souls is wise.”
It’s thrilling to win someone to Jesus Christ. Your life may be full of exciting moments, but none will match that special time when your child gives their life to the Savior.
I made the decision to follow Christ at a summer camp. Still, the seed of the Gospel had been planted and watered by my parents at home. It’s in the home where life’s most crucial curriculum is taught. God designed the home as the place where His word is to be taught, lived and passed on from generation to generation.
The Lord longs to welcome children into His family. Through our instruction, our example and our prayers we can have an active part in seeing God work in our children’s lives.