This week we looked at Apostle Paul’s writing to his young mentor Timothy. Paul was in prison but he wanted to write to his young friend who did not have a Bible to guide him, did have roving evangelists with partial knowledge confusing him, and did live as a minority faith group. When I had my first job as a teacher I used to sing this old hymn written by Frances Ridley Havergal in 1872. She was one of those early British hymn writers at the end of the Victorian era. At age 7 she started writing verses and songs! Unlike many, she focused on her personal relationship with God and the reality that the future of the church depends on us passing on our faith to the next generation. That has not changed. We do pass on history but more importantly we pass on awareness of potential relationship with a risen, living Savior.
May you listen to the words and let them soak into you and encourage you. Blessings.