What do the following items have in common: a park, a street, a bridge, a bench, a pew, a portion of a highway, and a business?
They often are named after people as a memorial. Beyond a mere name, though, they give no clue as to what the named person was like.
Your name, however, is written on your children’s lives, and your children bear the impression of your life upon them. “… the lusts of your father ye will do” (John 8:44). Jesus was speaking very strongly with people who had professed to believe in Him (John 8:31).
What we love and pursue our children will love and pursue as well. May we pursue Jesus Christ with all our hearts. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1). Are we walking after the Spirit?