One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.
Back in the day, when our family would get together at my husband’s grandparent’s house, his grandpa would sit at the head of the table and randomly burst into song. I can still picture him singing, “Victory in Jesus, my Savior forever,” as he invited everyone at the table to join in. It’s an image of him I’ll never forget.
As one generation commends the mighty works of the Lord to another, the messages of faith, hope, and love are passed on. I can’t think of a more impactful way for grandparents to leave their imprint on their extended families.
Let’s be so inspired by the wonderful works of the Lord, we cannot help but declare them!
How marvelous are Your works on our behalf. We praise You today. Thank You for motivating us to declare Your mighty acts to our family members. There is no doubt, Father, that You love and value us as grandparents. Help our families to recognize our importance as well. In Jesus’ precious name, amen.
Jennifer Waddle considers herself a Kansas girl, married to a Colorado hunk, with a heart to encourage women everywhere. She is the author of several books, including Prayer WORRIER: Turning Every Worry into Powerful Prayer, and is a regular contributor for LifeWay, Crosswalk, Abide, and Christians Care International. Jennifer’s online ministry is EncouragementMama.com where you can find her books and sign up for her weekly post, Discouragement Doesn’t Win. She resides with her family near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains—her favorite place on earth.
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