Christian Kids and Life’s Difficulties

All this week we’re looking at the Apostle Paul’s New Testament letters and some trustworthy statements that we must know, embrace, and communicate to our kids. These are life-giving truths that must be completely accepted and believed. In Second Timothy two, verses eleven to twelve, Paul writes, “The saying is trustworthy, if we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure with him, we will also reign with him, if we deny him, he also will deny us, and if we are faithless, he remains faithful.” This passage affirms that one of the duties to which we are called as followers of Christ is to suffer for Christ. As Jesus said, when we follow Him we take up a cross. But the beautiful promise Paul shares is that if we endure with Christ, we will also reign with Christ. Parents, what are you doing to embrace a life of faithfulness, even in the midst of difficulties? And, are you pointing your kids to a life where out of gratitude to God for his grace, they are willing to endure difficulty?