A Christ-Believing Lutheran Pastor Speaks to His Children and Grandchildren

June 27, 2009 at 1:46 am 1 comment

IMG_0010  To our adult children:  We thank the Lord every day for you, and for your spouse.  Whatever contribution we as Christian parents made to each of you being the person you are, we also recognize our shortcomings. Therefore we thank our Father in Heaven for having molded you by His Word. Continue to raise your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4), pray earnestly for them, and set them an example of faithfulness to the Word of God in word and deed.  As you love your children, it will return to you – a treasure as you grow older.

To our grandchildren:  While you may not always appreciate it now, listen to and respect your Christian parents as they share the Gospel with you and exercise discipline in love. Above all, as they raise you in God’s Word, your confession and life lived to the glory of God will be a cause of thanksgiving to them, and a blessing to others. There is no greater joy than the confident joy of Christian parents and children than to know that, continuing in faith in Jesus (“By grace you are saved”), together they will be with the Lord in heaven forever.

To children and grandchildren:  Remember, the Lord comes to us through His Word. Search the Scriptures faithfully.  Living the life of a Christian in this world is not easy. Nevertheless, whatever ill one must suffer in this world for living and confessing Christ, it is a blessing beyond measure to have a conscience at peace with God.  The ways and pleasures of this world produce minimal contributions to society and will waste away. With the Lord first in your life you will be a blessing to many.  In all things, God’s grace in Christ is sufficient for you in time, and for eternity.  (12)

(12) A long-time Church of the Lutheran Confession pastor; father of two daughters and one son; grandfather of ten.

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