May 7, 2012

A Grandmother’s Gift

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- May 7, 2012

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” 2 Timothy 1:5

Every God-fearing grandmother can give the gift of faith to her grandchildren. It is a gift that keeps giving to those in the path of its influence. Like the ripple affect of a rock released onto the surface of calm water, so faith deposited in tender hearts swells touching other souls. A grandmother’s position garners trust for the purpose of giving Christ’s love. Her unique role is a righteous responsibility that reaps faith’s fruit in her child’s children.

So, wise are we, as grandparents, to keep growing in grace and wisdom. Our seasoned season of life does not guarantee that we qualify as wise mentors, hence we keep learning, so we have fresh experiences of God’s faithfulness. Once we receive from our heavenly Father, grandmothers and grandfathers have the most to give. Our daily walk with Jesus gives us grace to give to others. Thus, we make time for grandchildren.

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.” Genesis 17:1

Holy Scripture is a gift your granddaughter or grandson will never forget. But, first make sure they catch you in your time with Christ, sharing with them stories from Scripture. God’s word reads with new meaning in new seasons, so as they grow older see to it they have a fresh motivation to mediate on God’s word. Give them the gift of wisdom: the smell of a new leather bound Bible is the aroma of a life bound to belief in the Lord.

Perhaps you entrust to each adolescent grandchild one of your Bibles as a memento of your love for your Master, Jesus. Keepsakes for Christ create a hunger for holiness to those who honor you. Grandparenting is your crowning opportunity to crown Christ as King of your life and legacy. Therefore, intentionally pray for ways to walk with your grandchildren in fun and faith. Your gift of love and laughter attracts them to Jesus!

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:14-15

Prayer: Lord, how can I influence my grandchildren with fun and faith?

Related Readings: Deuteronomy 5:33; Joshua 14:9; Isaiah 2:5; Zechariah 3:7

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Comments

  1. Bonnie says:

    My grandmother was very old when I was born. I was the youngest of all my cousins. But God’s Word is so powerful that not a word has to be spoken ~ I have imprinted into my memory my dear grandma sitting in her rocker by a window. She always had a Bible in her lap. I will never forget that image! I somehow knew without a spoken word that the book she continually kept on her lap was a very important book and I should read it. I am so thankful for this memory. God is good!

    1. Boyd says:

      Inspiring story Bonnie, thanks for sharing.

    2. Kmac4him says:

      That is so sweet Bonnie. I don’t remember my grandma very much, she died when I was a young girl. But I do remember her unconditional kindness, it stuck with me. I know as I am a Grammy with my grandkids, kindness is a living legacy that I want to pass on because of my grandma.

  2. Shanna says:

    This Summer will be our 4th Vacation Bible School which is held on our farm in Indiana.

    The Grand-children are already learning the songs we will sing during this years VBS.

    My youngest daughter’s Mother-in-law is a teacher at our VBS. It is an amzing privilege to speak God’s Word into our Grand-children.

    1. Boyd says:

      Thanks Shanna for sharing God’s wisdom with these children. Our Wisdom Hunters prayer team will say a prayer for your VBS.

    2. Kmac4him says:

      That is really cool Shanna! God Bless You In This And May You See His Great Fruit In The Lives Of These Children!

  3. Kmac4him says:

    When we get to be grandparents, it should be a time where we can slow down and enjoy life some. But in our society today, where young couples are doing everything possible to make it, it pulls them out of the home more. Mom’s are having to go back to work as Dad’s pay and benefits are being cut and everything is rising in price in our culture. This is a time for grandparents to step up, to fill in the gap. I will have my grandgirls all summer because of this very thing. I pray for God’s wisdom and am thankful for this piece written today, it has inspired me in many ways and I want to be the best Grammy ever, the one who is remembered for pointing them to Jesus, to true hope, to true life, to the true way of living life this side of heaven.

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