Leaving a Legacy

 

One of the many reasons we wrote My Grandmother is … praying for me was to communicate the absolute necessity of legacy.

God very purposefully created the family as one of the most important means to pass on the truth of his covenant promises to the next generation. We are thankful for the legacy of righteousness left by the generations before us; we pray our legacy will bless those after us.

In our “stand-alone,” independent, isolationist culture, we believe it’s vital to remind ourselves—as well as others—that God created us for community. He created us to live, love, and serve together. He created us to pray for one another. He created us to tell the next generation of his character, his promises, and his wondrous works:

… tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done. …

 

… that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments …

 

(excerpts from Psalm 78:4-7, ESV)

 

Do you see the mechanism God has set in motion here? Faith is transferred through you, your children, and your children’s children! God could have chosen any method to grow his followers. Instead, he chose the seemingly “ordinary” means of speech, prayer, love, and service to our family and other loved ones within our immediate circles.

Grandmothers (and parents, caregivers, Sunday school teachers, and so on), your opportunity is great and your call is empowering:

Tell the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders he has done!

 

We can think of no better way to begin this task than with prayer for those tiny tots whom you love so dearly. Lift each of your grandchildren by name in prayer today and every day, knowing your doing so becomes your legacy.

Kathy, Pam, and Susan
The Grandmothers

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