Joshua 4:1-7 for today.
While I have never run in a relay race I can understand the concept. Each runner must pass the baton on to the next runner or the whole team will fail. The speed of a runner matters but not if they do not have the baton or fail to pass it to the next person for the next leg of the race. The entire team will fail if but one runner fails to pass along the baton.
This is the way God has designed our faith. It is meant to be passed from one believer to the next person who is not a believer. Typically this passing along of the faith begins at home. Parents are given the responsibility to share their faith story with their children. This is the meaning behind Joshua 4:6, “that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, “What do these stones mean to you?” That is the opening for their parents to tell them of the great wonders they had witnessed by following the Lord.
If you are a Christian then you have seen Jesus do amazing things in your own life. You have a story to tell that only you know. Your children are counting on you to share that story with them today.
Do not waste this Monday use it to share your own experience with your kids and with those God puts in your path. Tell them of the ways that God has changed you as you have trusted on the Lord Jesus to guide, direct, and provide for you.
Let us give praise to the Lord by the Words we speak and the actions we take today.