Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Grandchildren Are Who God Made Them To Be!

On the news this morning I saw a report on a family from Canada who isn't telling anyone if their baby is a boy or a girl. They have decided to let their child choose who they are as they get older. This report saddened me. We don't choose who we are . . . God has already decided who we are when He created us. Psalm 139:14-18 says, "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you."

Can you imagine how amazing it would be for this child to know God created him/her and He knows all the days of their life??!!! More importantly, for them to know God thinks about him/her, individually! He loves this child, individually! I'm sad for this child and his/her parents. They are missing the joy and peace which comes from knowing God created each of us and loves us! God has already decided if this child is a boy or girl. Rather than encourage their child to decide who they are, I wish they were encouraging their child to be who God created them to be. 

We all have a very important job as grandparents and parents . . . pointing our little ones to Jesus. We need to take this very seriously. I appreciate the study by Fern Nichols on Deuteronomy 6:1-9 in the Grandmother's Bible. Fern says, "The joy of influencing my grandchildren for Jesus when we sit at home, when we walk along the road, when we lie down and when we get up is a great gift from the Lord. I desire to impress on their hearts there is a God Who loves them and desires a relationship with them."

Let us commit to influence our children and grandchildren so they know who they are and most importantly, Whose they are!

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