Today we are busier than ever. Bills have to be paid, errands have to be completed, and the kids have to get to soccer practice somehow.
As parents, if we only show concern for earthly things, what does that teach our kids about the eternal? It is important for parents to see with an eternal perspective and to take the time to share this perspective with their kids.
How an Eternal Perspective Informs Our Lives Here and Now
How often do you talk to your kids about eternity or the afterlife? It’s way too easy in today’s entertainment and digital age to live for the moment without even a thought of what might happen to us after we die. This is especially true, of course, when you’re a kid.
Having these kinds of conversations with our kids, early and often, will give them a better chance to see the need to prepare, here and now, for the impending “there and then.” Death and eternity are two appointments none of us will miss.
If our kids see us living in a manner incongruent with what we say we believe about the “there and then,” it really won’t matter what we tell them in the here and now.
Picture Provided by: Ian Bunyan