by Rev Joel Yong
Exodus 10:2 ESV
and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am the Lord.
The great things God does, were never meant to be a testimony to just 1 generation.
Like how stories of heroes are retold throughout the generations- God’s great deeds are meant to be repeated and retold to our children and to their children and the generations after.
The failure on our part … is when we leave this task to only our Sunday School teachers.
It is also our task as parents and uncles and aunts to tell these stories.
Well you see- the storytelling forms the identity of not just the listener but also that of the storyteller.
In this case, when Hebrew grandparents tell their grandchildren the story of the Exodus – it reaffirms this identity they share as a people rescued by God.
In like manner- when Christian parents tell our young these same stories rather than leave it to Sunday School teachers – it forms a family identity of who we are. A family blessed by God’s grace- before we came to be in existence, this God we follow has already been faithful.
And guess what – He still is.