Rebel to Redeemed: Train Up a Child
Yesterday morning the church I attended honored their graduates. I was touched that in addition to the high school and college graduates, they also honored their kindergarten graduates. I thought about my own training. We are told to train a child from a young age.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
I was raised in church from the time I was 17 days old.
Did I always like having to be at church every time the doors were open? No
Did the lessons taught in Sunday School and church sink in? Absolutely
I had the word of God instilled in me as a young child. At the age of 5, I accepted Christ into my heart.
I did not understand or know all that meant at the time, but I knew God was real and someone I wanted to know.
The training I had as a child, never left me. Years later when I was lost in the ways of the world and had nowhere else to turn, I was able to turn to the only person that could save me after turning away from the teaching of my upbringing.
I knew Jesus was real and He was there to listen when no one else could or would.
I often wonder what would have happened had I not had the training instilled in me from childhood.
Have you instilled the love of God into a child?