Parents have many job descriptions – from driving to disciplining, providing to preparing, teaching to training, changing diapers to changing flat tires of their teen’s car.
But of all the different things a parent has to do, the most important thing is to make sure that they point their kids to Jesus.
All the education, food on the table, discipline, travels around the world, and every provision a parent can admirably give to their kids are in vain if they don’t meet Christ.
And I say that unapologetically.
Nothing else will compare to see your kids walk with God.
Our kids can get athletic gold medals, make it to the dean’s list, get academic scholarships, land a good job, generate millions in income but if Christ is no where in the radar, all of it is useless.
Paul says to live is Christ but to die is gain. (Phil. 1:21)
To live for anything else is in vain because to die will be a major loss for we cannot bring any of it to the next life.
I brought my 12 year old to the Ignite Youth conference hoping she can encounter Christ in an amazing way. Hope she did.
What then is my goal? To point my kids to Jesus so they can encounter Him and have a living and loving relationship with Him.