We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.
Psalm 78:4 (NIV)
Back in 2014 the Canadian Museum of History displayed more than 3,000 stamps. Museum goers could trace Canada’s history from 1851 with the extremely rare and valuable Three Pence Beaver stamp (Canada’s very first stamp), to present day along a long wall that separated stamps into eight groupings: philately, history, culture, society, economy, environment, sports and symbols. Jean Marc Blais, the Director General of the Canadian Museum of History unveiled this new exhibit calling it, “a collection that tells the story of Canada.”
One of the main themes of the human story throughout history is that we love stories. Even before there was written language, tribes had oral tradition and would carefully pass important stories on from one generation to another. It is one of the reasons we have the first few books of the Bible today. Stories of God’s creation and covenant relationship with His people were passed from one generation to another until they were finally written down and captured in the first books of the Bible. So, we shouldn’t be surprised that the Bible speaks to the importance of continuing to teach the stories of God to the next generation. Psalm 78:4 says, “We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” It is critical that parents and grandparents tell their children and grandchildren all that God teaches in His Word, the Bible. But there is more. Share with them what God is doing in your life, so they can see that God is still at work in the lives of people today.
These have been words from the heart.