And when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?
– Ex 12:26
In Exodus 12, God institutes the Passover, an even so significant it reordered the Jewish calendar, and commanded its annual observance “throughout your generations.”
As Christians, Easter is our “Passover service” as we remember God’s ultimate deliverance of us, but each Sunday is a smaller – and too often routine – version of the same. It becomes an interruption, just another obligation, rather than a remembrance of something life-alteringly significant. And our kids see that.
Is it any wonder they don’t see the point of church when they leave home?
Kids will ask. How will we answer them?
“Why do we have to go to church, Daddy?”
“Because the Lord delivered us, he rescued us from slavery and gave us new life! – and so we go to be with the Delivered and together remember the incredible things the Lord has done for us.”