“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life” (Matt 19:29).
Following Jesus isn't a cost, an expense that will diminish our resources. It is an investment. A way to use our resources that will bring a great payoff to us and the body of Christ. The reward is eternal life. There is no greater return.
Putting your grand/child on a path to a walk with Christ is the most important investment you can make. More than any annuity or stock you own. Eternal life is the ultimate annuity..
Some people say The Talking Jesus Doll costs too much. You can go to Target and get your kid a Talking Mickey Mouse for $30 bucks. You saved ten dollars. Did you really come out ahead?
As parents, we have had some remorse looking back. We spent a lot of $ on toys, but got zero spiritual value in return. You never remember what something cost if it brought great value. You only remember what things cost when they offered no value.