Saturday, December 4, 2010

"Walking in the truth"

Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, God's Son. In scripture he is often referred to as "the truth". "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
As I was reading in 3 John this morning I came across the following verse: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." The apostle John was referring here to his "spiritual children", those he had led to the Lord on his missionary journeys. Today that verse filled me with great pleasure as I reflected on the fact that all my children, including my son-in-law and two daughters-in-law are "walking in the truth". There is no greater inheritance that Hunter and I can pass on to our children and grand-children than knowledge of "the truth". Each time I am with our grandchildren I make it a point to tell them God loves them, relating exciting Bible stories before bed and singing Sunday School songs in the rocking chair. I've even gone "high tech" by sitting them on my lap with the computer and sharing Christian DVDs together.
I encourage each grandparent out there to take time to share "the truth" with your grandchildren this holiday.