I am fortunate I have a rich and long history of family members who follow Christ and I truly believe that if it were not for them I might have a different life and future.
I remember my dad recounting memories of how he went to church with his grandfather on a wagon being pulled by a horse.
I remember seeing my grandfather and hearing him preach.
I remember seeing my grandmother’s bible that was fallen apart from continual use.
I remember seeing my dad sharing Christ with others.
I remember hearing my mom praying behind closed doors in her bedroom.
Now I am thinking…what will my children remember.
Have I done enough that my children are encouraged to walk with Christ?
Do my children see me act Christ-like in circumstances outside of the church?
In 2 Timothy The Apostle Paul encourages Timothy through a reminder of his faith heritage to keep going.
I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy, clearly recalling your sincere faith lived in your grandmother Lois, then in your mother Eunice, and that I am convinced is in you also. Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you.
I am challenged by the words of Paul to be a reflection of Christ that my children can see.