#slowitdownSunday / a challenge to tell our kids

On this #slowitdownSunday I’m issuing a challenge – to myself and to you.

Even if you don’t have kids of your own, you likely have children tied to your life in some way that need to hear the story.

The story of our faith.

The story of a man named Jesus.

And what He did for all of us.

In our Sunday school class this morning, we read a scripture in the book of Exodus, Chapter 12:

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Moses had continually gone to Pharaoh giving the message from God to let the children of Israel go.

But Pharaoh didn’t listen – over and over. In this chapter, we see Moses going before him again – right before the final 3 plagues: locusts, darkness and the death of the firstborn child.

Why all these crazy plagues?

Why doesn’t Pharaoh listen?

Why does the Bible tell us over and over again that GOD hardened the heart of Pharaoh?

We see one reason right here in Exodus 10, verses 1 & 2:

“…so that I may perform these signs of mine among them that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the Lord.”

God specifically intended for the children of Israel to tell their children and grandchildren what He did.

And I believe it’s no different today.

God intends for us to tell our children and grandchildren – and any children He’s placed into our lives to influence – all about the miracles in the Bible.

Do they know the stories about how God led the Exodus of His people out of Egypt?

Do they know about Jesus and how He died on a cross for our sins, and then rose from the grave?

Not only that, do they know the stories of our own salvation? Do they know about the miracles God has performed in our own lives??

I’m challenging myself THIS WEEK: tell my children more of the story. Help them understand what Easter is all about. And share a bit of my own story of how Jesus lives in my heart today.

How about you? Want to join me in this challenge?

Let’s tell the story.

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