Grandparents. What amazing gifts from God. Generation after generation He provides a fresh set of them...an ever-present counterculture in our busy world. They could be superb instructors, but their best lessons are caught, not taught.
Any parent knows that some of the rewards and gratification of parenting are delayed. But the time to collect them surely arrives when you become a grandparent! That’s when you get to observe your own children passing on the truths you weren’t even sure they heard you teach. You also begin to see a clearer picture of the legacy you will leave behind.
Grandparents have lived enough life that they can see beyond the daily crises and moments of discipline and offer an encouraging perspective, a listening ear, and, of course, constant prayers.
Here we are in our early fifties and, I kid you not, we’re expecting.
Who will be tomorrow’s leaders? Chuck Swindoll reminds us how crucial it is to invest our time and teaching in the generation that follows us. They will grow up!
One of Satan's greatest lies is that there is no urgency in life. He fools us into thinking there will always be plenty of time in the future to explain to our little ones about God, salvation, and the Bible.