When they ask ‘Why?’

“When your children ask their fathers in time to come, ‘What are these stones?’, then you shall inform your children…” (Josh 4:21-22)

When the Israelites crossed over the Jordan river, they set up a monument of stones to commemorate how God caused them to walk on dry ground.  And like all things peculiar, generations of future parents would have their children point and ask, What’s that?!”

Because kids are naturally inquisitive.  They will ask questions.  They will want to know and understand the world their parents are leaving to them.  The questions will come naturally for them, but will you “inform your children”?  Do we have the information in our own minds to teach them why we believe what we believe?  Do we have the patience and the generosity of spirit to provide them with answers to their questions asked at inconvenient times?

Kids ask questions – but not all parents answer them.  Rise to the challenge.  Take the time.  They are our responsibility and the world’s future hope.  Evangelism begins where the home fires burn.

“but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;” (1 Pet 3:15)

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