Don’t Drop the Baton

We will tell the next generation.
              —Psalm 78:4

Abilene Christian College’s track relay team—Bobby Morrow, Bill Woodhouse, James Segrest, and Waymond Griggs—set world records in 1957 and 1958. The moment the baton was passed from one runner to the next always had me on the edge of my seat—it only takes one botched pass to lose a race.

We are in a relay race of monumental importance: passing the baton of the faith from one generation to the next.

“Do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them” (Dt 4:9).

If our generation flubs the pass or if the next generation fumbles it . . .

Givers and receivers are equally responsible.