Thursday, August 14, 2008

Praying For the Future

Well, I'm on round four of grandchildren visits this summer. They arrived last night.

I'm already tired thinking about what we have planned! Cramming movies, museums, and tea parties into three days is a piece of cake for a mom. For grandma, it is exhausting and will take days to recover.

Oh, I forgot. I do have to feed them so add that into the mix. Forget any housekeeping. I won't have time for that. I'll just let it pile up until they leave and then tackle it. I have more important things to do in the next few days. I love having a legitment reason for not cleaning house!

I am amazed at the family structure God ordained. Husbands and wives loving each other and bringing children into the world. Actually, we women bring them into the world. I think the population might be smaller if a man was responsible for bearing children. My hubby would never make it through all that pain. He complains when he has a sore toe! God knew what he was doing when he gave the responsiblity to us women.

While bearing and raising children was one of the greatest joys of my life, spending time with my grandchildren kicks it up a notch (as Emeril would say). I guess it's because I can spend more time just enjoying them and let their parents have most of the responsibility of seeing they turn out not to be criminals.

As a grandparent,I do feel a deep sense of responsibility to pass along to my grandchildren my faith in God. I want them to see in me the love of Christ. I want to teach them God's ways when they are here, not by sitting them down and lecturing them but bringing God into our conversations, by praying with them, reading the Bible stories to them. I want my grandchildren to know God personally, like I do.

I have prayed and asked God to save all my grandchildren and their mates until Jesus returns. I'm asking for them all! Not one left without knowing him. I pray this prayer now because I know if Jesus doesn't return in a few years I will be gone. So, I pray fervently for them while I have the chance. I believe God hears the prayers of his chldren. When I am in heaven, I will look expectantly to be united with my family. That will make my joy of spending eternity praising God even sweeter.

Praying for ALL my grandchildren, Gloria

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