Neil Postman wrote, “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”1 He’s right. As we invest in our kids, they’re actually taking a part of us with them into the future—a living time capsule, if you will. The question is this: are we equipping them with the things that really matter? We need to see our kids as more than nice company for us in our old age, more than those who will bless us with grandkids or make us proud because they’re successful. We need to raise them reading Scripture, pointing them to Christ, helping them grow in Him so that they can share Him with their friends—and, when they’re adults, equipping their kids to do the same.
1From his book The Disappearance of Childhood (1982)