What is one thing you hope for your children or the next generation? Do you hope that they will have success and live happy lives? Do you hope that they will have lasting relationships that will bring them joy? Or maybe you hope that your children will grow in the Lord and share the love they have with their children. The message of Christ is for every generation. It has stood the test of time.
Throughout the Bible, God tells us to bind His words on our hearts and minds, or tie reminders on our fingers. His message of truth, the gospel story, who He is must always be in our hearts as we ponder things like Mary did in Luke 2, or in our minds, constantly thinking of the things of God as it says in Philippians 4:8. Deutoronomy 6, Moses tells the people that they must obey God’s commands and teach their children and grandchildren to fear the Lord. He says to repeat them everywhere they go! Write them on their hearts! He tells them that if they do this, they will live a long life.
In Jesus’ final prayer, He prays not only for His disciples and followers, but He prays for the future generations to come in John 17:20. He prays for us! “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.” So why must we teach our children His message of truth? So that they will believe in Him, write His truths on their hearts, and teach their children!