Today we listened to stories of the uproar caused when taxes were raised in a community that did not have a voice in their government any longer. These stories have been told for over 200 years. Each generation passed down the stories of the American Revolution because the generation before relayed the passion of being a patriot in a free nation.
As I listened to the stories and history, I was drawn to their correlation to the stories we as Christians pass down to each generation. God instructed us to “tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders… to teach them to their children, so the next generation might know them— even the children not yet born— and they in turn will teach their own children. So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.”(Psalms 78:4-7).
Tell the good things God has done for you. Listen to the good things God has done for others. Tell the next generation of how He provided when there wasn’t enough in the bank. Tell the next generation of how He kept His promises He gave you. Listen to the stories of His faithfulness to those who have walked before you. Listen to the stories of His goodness to those who have been in the valley.
Just as I saw the monuments to commemorate the stories of the American Revolution, telling the stories God has given us will allow us to look back on the monuments we have placed to remember what He has done.