incline your ears to the words of my mouth!I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generationthe glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
(Psalm 78:1-4 ESV)As a grandparent, I have a great responsibility to my own grandchildren, and to the next generation—especially the children in my church. I am to proclaim the glorious deeds of the LORD and the wonders He has done. That is my calling, no matter how old I get! Whether reading Bible stories to my grandchildren and praying with and for them, teaching in Sunday school, volunteering in nursery, being a mentor to a teen, bringing a meal to a busy young mother…the list of possibilities goes on and on. Each can be used as a means to proclaim to the next generation the glorious deeds of the LORD. Grandparents and seniors: Don’t “check-out” during these years! You have a wonderful and crucial calling from the Lord. This fall, explore how you can invest your time and gifts for the glory of God and the joy of the next generation.
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