Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. -C. S. Lewis
One of my favorite looks I get from my son Gibson is the “are you serious?” look. There is a stillness in the look. He is frozen atop a dangerous precipice, his desire teetering between continuing his intended course of action and not getting punished. So there is a pause and I get the “are you serious?” look. Somewhere in the look you can hear “How firm is that ‘No,’ dad?” In that still, breathless, fraction of a second he’s running the math. He is weighing his deep desire to jump into the depths of the muddy puddle and be in the middle of a great water explosion against the probability that punishment will follow. He’s good at it. Kids are good at that type of math. They know how serious we really are.
They know how serious we are about our discipline and how serious we are about being followers of Jesus. Our kids will pick up on that.They will see if what we say we believe about the world is of infinite importance to us or not. I do not think we can fool them. They will see what we spend our money on. They will see what we spend our time on. They will see what we praise. They will discern what we value most and therefore what we worship. They will know what we serve. If God doesn’t make a difference in our life I doubt we can expect it to make one on the next generation. I am certain that is why God told His people to fix His words in their heart and to “teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, and when you lie down and when you get up.” First, we must fix the value of Jesus in our own hearts. We must give our lives to Him. Then we must teach the next generation and talk about Him all the time!
I am so grateful for the children of BCC and for all those that work with these beautiful gifts. There will never be a week at BCC where our kids do not hear about Jesus and how much God loves them. What a great gift these children are! Pray for them! Pray for those that minister to them. Love them well that they may grow to be lights in a dark world. God, please may it never be said of BCC that there arose a generation that did not know the LORD.
Grace & peace,