Thursday, July 16, 2020

An Inconvenient Truth

Okay, I'm about to share a truth with you which you may not want to think about. Ready??? Here it is . . . you are not getting any younger. No matter how much you want to think the image in the mirror is not looking older, the truth is, you are not getting any younger - neither am I.

And, neither are our grandchildren.

Why do I mention this, you ask? For one reason, because it is the truth. If we do not understand and accept the truth, we will not be able to act upon it. And this is an important truth we must act upon.

How???

Well, since we are not getting any younger and our grandchildren are not getting any younger, it truly matters what we do to hand down our faith. For us, we must redeem the days. We must make the most of every opportunity to help our grandchildren understand how very much God loves them and how they may choose to love Him back. We are not guaranteed a tomorrow, so what we say and do today really does matter. It matters if children have grandparents who point them to Jesus. It matters if children have grandparents who model what it looks like to love Jesus and grow closer to Him. It matters if children have grandparents who show the joy of Jesus in good - and difficult - times.

And, since our grandchildren are not getting any younger, it truly matters if we are sharing Jesus with them, now. Most people make the decision to follow Jesus between the ages of 4 and 13 . . . just nine short years. Nine years which are gone in a heartbeat - or at least it seems like it. We can not afford to put off pointing our grandchildren to Jesus - they are not getting any younger.

So, inconvenient or not, we need to focus upon what really matters, be good stewards of the time we have left - whether it be short or long - and be serious about handing down a heritage of faith to our grandchildren - now! 

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