Hope is Not a Strategy it is written by Rick Page. I have not read the book, yet, the title has struck me as profound. If it wasn’t already taken, I think it would be an excellent title for a parenting book.
Yes, we HAVE a hope and a future; this is what we want to pass
onto our children. But, hope is not HOW we pass it onto our
Hoping our children accept our faith is not enough. We must
train them in the way they should go. We must actively give them our hope.
This is a desperate situation; these are our children’s souls. We
cannot settle for HOPING they “turn out ok”. If you have heard yourself say, “I hope they grow up to follow Jesus”, then also ask yourself “what am I doing to ensure they grow up to follow Jesus?”
I am hearing some of you say, “But they have free choice”.That is
absolutely true. But just as knowing a client can choose a different product doesn’t keep a salesman from selling his product, so just because our children have free choice doesn’t mean we should not present the Way, the Truth and the Life as boldly and strongly as we can.