Leslie has written a wonderful post about the assurance of salvation for our children. This is such a delicate and difficult topic to approach but to grasp it, and even embrace it, encourages my complete surrender to God...who remains sovereign....over all things, including the faith of my children. I have discussed this weighty issue very recently with my *whatever-we-want* girls and it certainly stretched us in ways we weren't prepared for. It also blessed us in our faith and understanding, in the way that studying the Word always does.
God alone saves. We are responsible, required, obligated and held accountable for raising our children to obey the commands given to us through His word. We are their most influential teachers of the gospel through reading, praying, and most importantly...living it out as our true testimony. We are not however; assured, promised, or owed one single solitary thing in return for our obedience.
Leslie makes this point understandable and eloquent at the same time. Read it. Right now.
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."