About 3 weeks ago, our eldest son, Nathan celebrated his spiritual birthday. We call it that because his physical birth was on November 24, but the day he gave his life to Christ was on July 17, years back when he was about 6 years old.
I remember that afternoon like it was yesterday. We were in the parking lot of SM Megamall listening to a song that mentioned the phrase “born again”. He got curious and asked us what it meant to experience rebirth or if it was even possilble to go back to mommy’s tummy.
We explained to him John chapter 3 when Nicodemus had the same question. And on that day, God opened his spiritual eyes. I wish I can say he understood everything about his salvation that moment. But like you and me, we grow in the knowledge of our salvation. Coupled with that growing knowledge is the process of sanctification.
As parents, we can believe God for sensitivity to His Spirit so we can present the good news of salvation to our children. There is no greater inheritance we can leave to our kids than the legacy of the gospel. Putting them in the best schools is great. Enrolling them in athletic or musical workshops is admirable. Giving them outdoor education through travel is stellar. However, if they do not know Christ, all is in vain.
Jesus said, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26)
The greattest value to Jesus is our soul. And it is for this reason that He came and atoned for our sins that we may have life and life to the full (John 10:10).
May God give us sensitivity to hear Him and spiritual insight to present the best story ever told – the gospel.