The final vacation post from the archives. See you next week!
I love this passage. The imagery of parents passing to their children a knowledge of God’s greatness and goodness is powerful.
The problem is, it assumes that I am right with God, that I have a knowledge of God, that I am remembering God’s goodness and greatness in my life.
For this reason, I believe one of the most precious gifts we can give to our children is making sure our own walk with God is vibrant and current. When I am not where I should be spiritually, those are my “bad mom” days. When I am making right choices (Even little ones, like sweeping the kitchen floor when I should, instead of putting it off), I find it’s much easier to be a “good mom.” And the wonderful thing is, when we have failed miserably, we know that we can come boldly to the throne of grace to find help in time of need. It is our own pride to think that our “good mom” days are what make our children turn out “right.” Then once again we can begin the cycle detailed in Psalm 78– relating God’s greatness and goodness to our children.
Barbara H. says
I enjoyed this — thank you!
Diane Heeney says
This is right on, Michelle! Hope you had a great vacation.
Thanks for your comments. Vacation was great, but I’m glad to be back home.