God’s Words of Life on Grandchildren

Proverbs 17:6

From everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children’s children — with those who keep His covenant and remember to obey His precepts. — Psalm 103:17-18

May the Lord bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. May you live to see your children’s children. — Psalm 128:5-6

Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. — Proverbs 17:6

Children are a heritage from the Lord. — Psalm 127:3

Devotional Thought on Grandchildren

I am looking at a picture received yesterday of my latest grandchild — a picture taken the very day of his birth. I have many happy and grateful thoughts as I gaze at it, but beneath them all is a wonderment amounting to awe.

Here he is, this little man, every feature and organ intact and in place, the intricately balanced whole perfectly adapted to his intricately complicated new environment. In the wildest flight of fancy can we conceive of a miracle more miraculous than this? And yet no less amazing and inexplicable, no less wonderful is every common thing in our common life; and we should be able to see it so if we were able to keep this baby’s fresh, new eyes.

God reveals to babes what is hidden from the wise and prudent and that only to the extent we are able to turn, and become like little children, is it given us to see the kingdom of God.

~ John Knox

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God’s Words of Life on Grandparents

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green. — Psalm 92:12-14

Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. — Proverbs 14:26

Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, Your mighty acts to all who are to come. — Psalm 71:18

I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old — things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us.We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done. — Psalm 78:2-4

[Older women] can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children. — Titus 2:4

Devotional Thought on Grandparents

Laps open and ready for watching post-nap cartoons. Eyes crinkling in response to cartwheels and somersaults across the backyard. Heads thrown back in laughter during tickle sessions. Checks hidden in birthday cards. Games played on tables still sticky from holiday baking. Walks, hand in hand, through the leaves in the park. Ice cream on cones, stacked scoop upon scoop, licked in unison on an outside bench. Wrinkly hands curled atop piano keys while others gather around to listen.

Grandparents — we all bring offerings that no other can duplicate: An offering of wisdom that comes from living a lifetime. An offering of patience hewn from trial. An offering of laughter learned through making the most of both prosperous and lean times.

Indeed, we “still bear fruit in old age.” We “stay fresh and green” no matter our age (Psalm 92:14)! Let’s thank God for the gift of being a grandparent.

~ Elisa Morgan

Excerpted with permission from God’s Words of Life for Grandmothers, copyright Zondervan.

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Your Turn

Grandparents, you are so beloved and honored among us! We honor you, especially as Grandparents Day approaches (September 8th). Come share with us how grandparenting has been a blessing from God to you and what it has taught you. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

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