Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Help Your Grandchildren Develop a Biblical View of Themselves

Today I want to share something Steve and Valerie Bell shared with us at a meeting where the Legacy Coalition began. They said when it comes to raising children, parents focus on peace. They want to get through the day in as peaceful a way possible - a peaceful day is a good day. Parents need to provide a peaceful setting for their home; a peaceful place for children to grow up. Peace is the bottom part of a "triangle" - and gives a firm base of foundation for their family.

The middle part of the triangle is, "principle". Parents need to provide principles, standards for their children as they grow up, so they know right from wrong. Also an important role for parents.

Grandparents, however; have a different role. Grandparents need to provide, "personhood". They do this by helping to give their grandchildren a solid view of who they are, because however grandparents feel about, and see their grandchildren is the way their grandchildren will feel about themselves. This part is at the top of the "triangle".

Grandparents can, and do, contribute to laying a firm foundation as well in handing down a heritage of faith, but they also have a unique and special role in helping their grandchildren develop a Biblical view of themselves. Look at Isaiah 44:3 -
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
Let's be grandparents who hand down a heritage of faith and keep in mind our very important role of giving our grandchildren a Biblical view of who they are! 

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