Saturday, January 21, 2017
What Will They Remember?
Yesterday I shared an, “inconvenient truth” with you – one we may not like to hear, but one which is true for all of us . . . we are not getting any younger. As I think about this, I wonder; “What will my grandsons remember about me?” and “What do I want them to remember?”
I want them to remember whenever I saw them, my face showed joy! I want them to remember the hugs, snuggles and love which had no limits. I want them to remember the fun things we did together . . . the science projects (the year we decorated Easter eggs by adding vinegar and baking soda to the food coloring making lots of foamy color, the time they were able to make “lava lamps” or the time we did the anti-gravity water experiment) and baking cookies (after all, a grandma’s cookie jar can not be empty!!!) I want them to remember the books we read – and the stories we wrote (such as Josiah’s, “Super Josiah Saves Grandma From All the Robot Spiders in History).
But most importantly I want them to remember how I told them God loves them even more than I do. I want them to remember how I told them in this world people will sometimes tell them things which do not agree with God’s Word, but no matter how much we like the people, God’s Word is always right. I want them to remember the times we prayed together . . . and the many times when God answered our prayers!
Yes, I want them to remember I love them, but most importantly, I want them to remember I spoke the truth about God and His Word and this encouraged them to want to love, know and walk with God, too! I know what I want my grandsons to remember, but it is not enough to just want them to remember specific things about me. I have to be committed to being an intentional Christian grandparent who is focused upon passing my faith to them. When I am, then they will remember not only my love for them, but my faith in God, my love for His Word and how they can know and love Him, too!