Friday, May 24, 2019

Rebuild the Foundations

With all the unprecedented tornadoes and flooding in the news this week, first of all, I want to say the people who have been, and continue to be impacted by these tornadoes and flooding are in our prayers.

Secondly, I decided to re-share a post I originally shared with you last year . . .

Almost four years ago, in a town not far from where I live, a tornado hit; three churches in this small community were damaged, seriously. One was a church which was 160 years old. The members of this church were understandably quite dismayed and disheartened to see the significant damage the tornado caused to their church. However; their sadness turned to rejoicing when the builders, who began the work to rebuild, brought them shocking news. As these builders surveyed the damage and began the work, they discovered nothing was holding up the floor of this old church building. The years had taken their toll and unbeknownst to the church members, their church floor was unsupported and about to collapse. The tornado actually saved them.

As I heard this news (the new building is rebuilt and church members are now worshiping in it), I thought about the "state" of Grandparenting Ministry in our churches. In far too many churches across this country (and around the world) Grandparenting Ministry is not supported and when grandparents "collapse", the damage is severe for families. Psalms 78 says when future generations forget and do not know God, they will turn away from Him. It is the God-given "job" for grandparents to hand down the faith, so future generations remember, know and follow God.

For those of you in the path of the tornadoes and who are experiencing the flooding and severe weather, be sure to share with your grandchildren how these weather events become part of your family's Faith and Prayer History. Tell how God worked during and after these storms. God has not promised we will never experience storms in our lives, but He has promised to never leave us alone. Tell your grandchildren the ways God showed He was with you, so they remember, and know for themselves, how they are able to trust Him.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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