Do you want to impact the world for Jesus Christ? Then consider the example of Jonathan Edwards. He’s remembered as a great preacher, used of God to bring revival to the American colonies in the 1700’s. But Edwards was also a very devoted family man with 11 children.
In 1900 a researcher studied Edward’s 1400 descendants and here’s what he found:
13 college presidents
100 lawyers, including a law school dean
66 physicians, including a medical school dean
80 holders of public office, including 3 U.S. Senators, 3 mayors of large cities, 3 governors, a controller of the US treasury, and a U.S. vice president.
The argument could be made that Edwards’ greatest legacy was not his revival preaching or even his famous sermon, “Sinners in the hands of an angry God,” but rather, the great influence of his descendants who chose to live for Christ.
It’s another example of why family time is redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.