Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
— Psalm 78:1-4
"Tell to the Coming Generation..."
By Sam Stotts
We will not hide them. What an interesting word choice. If we know the glorious things God has done and neglect to tell our kids, we are actively hiding these things from them. So why is it important that the next generation know? Well, for the original hearers, it was crucial for their children to know what God had already done and said so that, generations on, they would recognize the King who was to come. And for us? We know that the King has come and that he is active in our world today. Is that news that should be hidden from our children? Not a chance. So let's tell them. Tell children of the glorious deeds of our Lord, tell the little ones the wonders that he has done. Do not hide it.
How to pray today:
- Pray for the many ways that we are telling “the glorious deeds” of the Lord to the next generation: in SPLASH Kids, in our youth ministry, and in our families.
- Pray for the parents in our church who yearn for their children to return to the faith. Some are teenagers, some are adults.
- Pray for the young moms and dads in our church, daily seeking to fulfill the parenting role that God has entrusted to them.
- Pray for the children of our missionary families around the world.