Friday, August 19, 2016

Share How Your Family History Shows God's Hand

Do you know your family history? Are there accounts of your ancestors which have been passed down from one generation to the next? Have you spent time researching your family genealogy? Are you able to see God's hand through your family's history?

My sister has researched our family history quite a bit. She discovered how some of our family came to America on the Mayflower and another ancestor was shanghaied from his home in Scotland, brought to America and sold as an indentured servant for seven years. Others were friends with Lafayette and came with him when he came to help Washington fight the English.

By choice, or not, my relatives ended up here in America and looking back I can see God's hand. I share the family history with my grandsons, because I want them to know their family history, but more importantly, to help them see how God's hand moved through the generations to put them here where they are now. I want them to see God has a plan for them!

Psalm 102 talks about our descendants being established before God - I want this for my grandsons. I want them to be able to see how through the generations, God has been at work. I am intentional about sharing with them how God is working in our lives today, too! I want them to learn how to see the many ways God is at work in their lives, as well!

As grandparents we have a great responsibility to pass on a heritage of faith to our grandchildren. Take time to share with your grandchildren how God has been at work in your family in the past and how He is working today as well!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE family history! I've been researching mine for 17 years, half of my life. I've made some great breakthroughs, found lots of distant cousins, been to a family reunion in Kentucky, and have stayed up late on MANY occasions. I've sifted through the French archives and learned French and German words, and I've wandered through old graveyards. It never gets old to me!! Lol, pun intended. ;-)