As we continue to pray blessings for those places where we live, we turn our thoughts to families once again. Today, I invite you to look ahead to the future as we ask blessing of integrity for generations that will follow us.
A righteous person who walks in integrity, how blessed are his children after him! Proverbs 20:7
And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. Mark 16:16
May those who sit with us in church, who listen to our sermons, sing songs of worship, those who are influenced by our presence, our work, our ministries, our lives, be changed by the grace and abundant love of God. May they be people of integrity so that their children will be blessed in time to come. May the children remember us as people who loved, above all. May those we cannot yet see be blessed as well, the children and grandchildren who will be the church, the citizens. Embrace the children of our cities, Lord Jesus, and bless them as only you can do.
The following made me smile, especially the little girl on the right playing the conga drum. Hope these kids make you smile too!