Join us this Sunday! In-Person 9:00am & 10:45am, Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

Join us this Sunday! In-Person 9:00am & 10:45am, Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

Join us at the next Sunday worship service:
In-Person
9:00am & 10:45am,
Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

GRANDMOTHERS ARE GRAND

“Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.” – unknown.

A little boy was asked about grandmothers in the Kid’s program at church. He described grandmothers like this: “A grandmother is a lady who has no children of her own, so she loves everybody else’s.” He went on to say, “If they take you for a walk, they slow down past leaves and caterpillars. They can answer questions like why dogs hate cats and why God isn’t married. When they read to you, they don’t skip parts or mind if it’s the same story again. Everyone should have a grandmother because they always have time for you.”

Grandmothers have an opportunity to leave a legacy with their grandkids. Grandmothers have a joyful responsibility to be as involved and engaged in the spiritual formation of our grandchildren as they can be.

Parents are the most influential people in children’s lives, but grandparents are second. One thing we know is that grandparents are uniquely positioned to significantly influence their grandchildren’s lives, even more so than teachers or even the church. After many decades, grandmothers have learned a lot about life.  In fact, grandmothers’ lives are encyclopedias of knowledge and lessons learned in all those years. These experiences and wisdom can be passed along and help mold and shape grandchildren.  Solomon said in Proverbs 13:22, “Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren…”  Giving grandchildren an inheritance does not mean money alone. You can give them the gift of unconditional love. You can give the grandchildren your testimony of God’s faithfulness throughout your life. You can support your grandchildren through your prayers.

Grandmothers who see their role as a responsibility and work to do it well will quickly realize the truth of Proverbs 17:6: “Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged…” In 2 Timothy 1:5 where Paul says to Timothy, “I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.” And in Deuteronomy 4:9, Moses says to the Israelites, “But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.”. Joel 1:3 reminds us to “Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children tell their children. Pass the story down from generation to generation.

Grandmothers love giving gifts to their grandkids. They buy something special for the next holiday or occasion every chance they get. But there is no greater gift to give a grandchild than to pray for them daily and to pass on a spiritual legacy. Being a genuinely intentional grandmother is the key to creating relationships that will sustain and enrich the entire family’s lives.

 Discussion Questions:

  1. What does leaving a spiritual legacy mean to you? 

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