But, what do you do if the parents are not handing down confident faith and if you are the only grandparents who hand down this faith? You do not give up. You continue to hand down confident faith. You continue to pray. You continue to tell your grandchildren (and grown sons/daughters/inlaws) how God is working in your life. You continue to share Scripture. You continue to connect life with faith in God. You do not feel guilty for the things you are not able to do. You do what you are able to do. You do not give up.
This is easy to say, but it is not always easy to do. Handing down confident faith alone is often difficult. And you do often feel alone. But, as I wrote yesterday; "Whether you have a team to work with you to hand down the faith or not, you still have God and with faith in Him, like Caleb of old, and with God on our side it does not matter what we face - our challenges may be huge and we may feel like grasshoppers, but God is bigger than any challenges!"
Do not give up.
This brings us back to what I said at the start of this post . . . it is NOT the job of our church to hand down the faith to our grandchildren . . . even in those cases where the parents and/or other grandparents are not handing down the faith. It is still our job. But what is the job of the church? Their job is as follows . . .