This past spring my wife and I would spend a few afternoons each week attending the track meets of our junior high daughter and our high school Senior son. While each child has different specialties, both particpated on relay teams. Few things offered as much pleasure as sitting out in the Spring-time sun, and watching our kids receive, run, and pass their batons.
Bob Kauflin uses that analogy, the passing of a baton in a relay race, to express the importance of ministry to the next generation. For those of us who now see more sand in the botton half of our hour glass than is reamining in the top, Kauflin offers some important thoughts.
Click: Receiving the Baton.