What if you’re wrong?

Most of us strive to give our children the best we can. We kiss their boo boo’s and brag about their masterpieces. We teach them right from wrong and hope they grow into a tribute to humanity. We make sure all their needs are met, or do we?

Inside each of us an innate belief that there is more to life than just here today and gone tomorrow. That we just return to the earth and that is the end. We all put off thinking of death. It seems centries down the road. Our time here goes so quickly and if nature prevails we will leave our children behind. When you’re gone who will they lean on?

I know good people who refuse to believe in God. “This life is all there is,” they say. There are no miracles, and God is a fairy tale that has been handed down through the generations. Yet, when tragedy hits, God is the first name they cry out. This is the only time some children hear God’s name mentioned in their home.

Nature isn’t always dependable. Occasionally children greet death before parents. What if there is a God? What if there is an eternity?What if there is a judgment day? I hear people say, “God wouldn’t harshly judge a good person”. Would you open your home to a stranger? That’s what we are until we come to Jesus. When we spend time learning, talking, and honoring him, that’s a relationship. He knows us and we know him, we become part of his family tree.

My family is my greatest treasure. Preparing them for their future is always the right thing to do. I would rather be wrong here on earth than in the hereafter!

Christian parent with an atheist child.

By T. K Rittenhouse

Precious little hands lifted to God as the Pastor prays for the child’s healing.  Holding onto a wastebasket while throwing up and still claiming their healing. Putting every ounce of faith they can into believing that they are healed.

 Innocent lips, warning the world that they better be good so the devil doesn’t get them.  Whispering softly as they say their nightly prayer. All is good with the world, or is it?

Science is a good thing and has brought many wonderful creations to us. But it is also a source of doubt for the young. It is as though science is above even God. Science has tried to disprove God’s existence repeatedly. It analyzes him to death and argue every detail of the Bible.  They make statements that is logical to the human mind. What most people forget is God isn’t human and his ways are not ours. What we think is intelligent, he will make a fool of in the end. However, the world throws just enough science to make a young person’s mind to wonder if science is right.

The closest thing to facing the death of a child that I can imagine is having one suddenly announce that they no longer believe that God exist. Now, due to science, they believe there is no life after death, no need to fear hell. So what is a parent to do in a situation like this? There is only one answer to the above question. Trust in God’s word.

All those years of taking a child to church weren’t for nothing. Even if they slept through the service, their conscious retained what was intended by the Lord.

Proverbs 22:6New King James Version (NKJV)

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Did you teach your child about God? Then you did your part, now stand back and let God do his part. It may take a while to see this happen. I was forty one when I came back to God. But when I did, I came back stronger than ever and more determined to serve him with all my heart.

Psalm 37

3Trust in the Lord, and do good;

Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,

And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Your child may shout from the mountain tops that he doesn’t believe, but their Spirit knows the truth. Our war isn’t with man, but with the powers of evil that uses man to confuse and attempt to destroy our faith in God. The one thing man can’t destroy is wisdom, pray for Godly wisdom for your children, pray blessings on their lives, and protection for their mind and Spirit. Remain faithful and as he says in the above scriptures, your child will remember who holds the keys to life and death, and with wisdom, they will make the right choice.