How much time and effort do we put in to make great memories for our children? Trips to Disneyland, camping in the mountains, cruise to Alaska, picnics on the playroom floor and board games galore. That is just a few of the things we have done with our children in the last year. Will they remember them? Maybe. Some of the things we do will probably be remembered forever while other things we spent so much time on will have to be shown to them in pictures for them to have any recollection they even happened. I am okay with that though. They will grow up knowing that they were cared for and loved and always had everything they needed and most of the things they wanted.
There is one thing that I do pray they will remember. We are trying to instill a love of Christ within their hearts that they will never forget. The hours spent discussing who God is and what he wants of us. The weekends when they wanted to go somewhere and we told them worshipping came first and we needed to be at church. Will they remember it? The Bible says that they will:
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:14
So how do we truly make memories? We need to spend less time on memories that will probably be forgotten before they become adults and instead focus on memories with eternal significance. To help them remember scripture and love their creator is the best memory we can instill in them. Have you spent hours trying to make the right memories? I know we have not done nearly as much as we should be doing. Pray that Jason and I will have the desire to focus on what is truly significant.