Lately a sobering reality has been set in front of me that tugs at my mommy-heart. If the statistics continue to follow the trend they are now, within the group of those born after 9/11, only one out of ten will be saved and have a relationship with Christ.
Despite stating the obvious, this means nine out of ten will be lost. Does this jolt anyone else?
Recently my hubby/pastor made this more personal for our church. He called up all the kids fifteen and younger to the platform. Then he took a small group, representing the one in ten ratio, and pulled them to the floor and into the aisle. Tears welled in many eyes as we looked at our kids, not some random statistic spouted off during a sermon.
Will our kids be in the minority? Or will our kids be in that majority group, living and dying without Christ?
We are in a time when we can’t afford to be flippant about instilling a Godly legacy. We must be intentional.
The children of Israel were surrounded by pagan gods and evil. God made it very clear how intentional they needed to be with their children.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deut. 6:5-9
Today, we’re surrounded by evil and the worship of “idols” other than God. I feel an urgency to return to God’s directives in Deuteronomy, keeping Christ and the things of God ever-present in front of our children and those we have influence over. My prayer is that we would defy the statistic’s trend and raise a generation of Christ-followers.