Saturday, September 06, 2014

To Every Generation

"That the generation to come might know them,

The children who would be born,
That they may arise and declare them to their children..."
Psalm 78:6

To every generation. 

Grandpas. Grandmas. 
Dads. Moms. 
Children. Cousins. Nieces. Nephews. 

The love that powerfully weaves itself through our family interactions is not merely for personal security and benefit. For love, by its nature, is unselfish. 

Each relationship granted in the precious family bond comes with opportunity and responsibility. It comes with the reality that we don't live in a vacuum. Rather, our life choices, commitments, and attitudes naturally impact and rub off on those closest to us. 

It causes us to realize that life is not about 'me'. It is about letting Christ live through us with the purpose of blessing others. It comes with the sobering realization that precious little feet are pitter-patering in our path. 

How worthy the investment! How great the opportunity!

May we grasp the potential in each moment. Investing God's Word and His genuine care into those closest and dearest in our lives. 

That they may declare them to their children...the next generation. 

"Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD,

And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done."
Psalm 78:4

"...That they may set their hope in God,
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments." 
Psalm 78:7

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Elizabeth. said...

Thank you for these inspiring words! And, ah, these pictures are the sweetest :) Blessings + see you soon, Lord willing!

Rebekah @ Heritage of Grace said...

Amen, this post eloquently described where our focus should be as children of God- investing in others, pouring out the love of Christ.

The pictures you have will be such precious memories.

I love the faces of little children when you read them a story- they get so absorbed into it, listen so intently, and are so impressionable, which is why we have to read them good stories, and the Word of God.

The picture of Charissa snugly holding the baby is so sweet!

Jessica said...

Awww! Such adorable pictures! It's so precious to spend time with grandparents. :)

Lois D. said...

Your grandparents look young! It must be nice to be able to spend time with them. I'm jealous because my grandparents went to be with the Lord a few years ago and I really miss them.

Lexi said...

So cute and sweet pictures!
In Christ,

Abby said...

What a blessing to have such rich heritage! I love all your new outfits. Navy blue, coral pink, and white are one of my favorite color combos! :)


Alison said...

Oh, this is a wonderful, sobering, yet encouraging post. To realize that our attitudes, words, and actions don't JUST affect us is life-changing.

Also, the photos are all lovely, and the one of Charissa holding Caden is especially touching. :)

Hugs to all!
Alison Turner