Whisper and Grampa
Whisper and Grampa

Christmas is a time for our family to get together and celebrate the birth of our Savior. In our family, we always read Luke 2…the real Christmas story…and then enjoy our time together in celebration. In 2015, Grampa was 72 years old, and great-G-baby was 4. What a joy it was to see them together laughing and playing (Grampa is still a child at heart). G-baby dressed him up in the things Grandma had made for her for Christmas, and insisted that pictures were taken.

She didn’t know that she was capturing our Christmas joy for posterity. She didn’t know that her love of the camera would one day tell stories to her children and G-babies. She will be able to look back and tell them how much fun Grampa was. “See!” she will say, “Grampa was so silly and I just loved him!”

But Grampa is more than just silly and fun. Grampa is our teacher…our fountain of knowledge. Grampa taught me about GOD, and I taught my children, and now they are teaching their children. Grampa is the true example of what the Psalmist wrote:

“Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.” {Psalm 71:18 NKJV}

Grampa learned how GOD wanted him to live and then taught it to us, for our posterity. We are responsible for the future generations, and their knowledge of GOD. Not only at Christmas…but every day!

“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.” {Deuteronomy 11:18-19 NLT}

All too soon, it will be Whisper’s turn to teach her children about GOD, and it is a blessing to know that Grampa will be a part of each generation’s knowing the love of GOD.

Through our fellowship, we can help each other teach the coming generations.
Let this be our prayer for posterity

“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” {Colossians 1:9-10 NKJV}

Gaining strength though our fellowship.

“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” {1 John 1:3 KJV}

Feature photo by ff (enhanced)
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