Who’s Your One? It better be your child, or your grandchild. In Luke 8, there is a man named Jairus who takes his child’s condition to Jesus. His only daughter is near death and he takes her condition seriously. It’s unusual because Jairus is a ruler in the synagogue. He is least likely to approach Jesus for help, yet he believes his daughter’s death is imminent, and he is desperate.
"And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus’ feet, he implored him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.” - Luke 8:41-42
How serious do you take your child’s eternal condition? Do you believe that your child or children, or grandchildren, are sinners in need of redemption? Do you believe they need Jesus to save them? Perhaps you claim to believe these truths, so you take them to church; but do you realize that a 35-minute sermon every week is not nearly enough? You realize that adding a 45-minute Sunday school session still isn’t enough, right? There are 168 hours in a week; 1 hour of truth cannot compete for your child’s attention. Last year, the Nielsen group reported, “American adults spend over 11 hours per day listening to, watching, reading or generally interacting with media.” Ten years ago they reported that children ages 2 - 5 were watching 32 hours per week, and ages 6 - 11 were consuming 28 hours of media per week. How much media is your child consuming? How much messaging from the world is your child consuming? And you believe that without Jesus they will face eternal wrath? Parents, think about this please! If you actually believe this, do something! Jairus went to Jesus, fell at h