March 5, 2015 – What Will They See?

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“You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough” –Fred Allen

     There was a young boy sitting on his father’s lap looking at an old photo album of his family when he began to ask a series of questions:

Boy: Dad, who made me?

Father: God made you, son.

Boy: Well, who made you?

Father: God made me, too.

Boy: Well, who made grandpa?

Father: Son, God made your grandfather as well, why do you ask?

The boy looked over the photos once again and replied, “Well, it just seems to me that He’s been doing a better job in recent years.”

Every generation wants their children and grandchildren to excel.  We work hard at investing time, energy, and resources into their well-being and benefit.  It may appear that each generation is getting wiser, stronger, faster, and wealthier than the previous; but we cannot measure success by those barometers alone.

Character, integrity, and honor are devalued virtues in this hour.  Too often we define success by external measurements.  We put a lot of emphasis on the image, but give little thought to the internal.  If the next generation is going to be blessed by the Lord, we must give them an example of godliness and righteousness.  One day they will look at the old photos of your life.  What will they see?