Is there a greater responsibility than that given to parents? We have many families-with-children in our congregation, and most of us probably wring our hands in despair at times over the challenges that come with being parents. Every era has its challenges, and ours certainly contains its share: changing views regarding sexuality, the always-on, always-available entertainment culture, increasingly busy schedules, etc. . . . What do we do? How do we raise kids who love the Lord and resist the pressures of our time?
We’ll reflect on these questions tomorrow, along with the psalmist who hints at the answer with these beginning words: “Unless the Lord builds the house . . .”