Saturday, October 5, 2019
The generation to come
As a little girl I remember looking ahead to the day I would say, "I Do" I would dream of my handsome groom, of the beautiful white dress I would wear, the smell of the many flowers, and of the romance as I looked into the man of my dreams' eyes.
Then, I would dream of the day I would become a Momma. I would think about having a baby boy to snuggle and a little girl to dress up.
That one day seemed so far away at the time, but it did come. My dreams came true! I had the most handsome groom, big white dress and the romance. I had the baby boys that loved to snuggle and the baby girls that I dressed up with big dresses and adorable bows. My dreams came true!
But, I'll be honest with you. As a little girl I never really thought ahead to being a grandma. It seemed way too far away. And picturing myself with gray hair and grandbabies didn't seem like a reality and seemed very far in the future.
20 years ago, as I read the Bible, scriptures that talked about being a wife and mother stood out to me the most. They still seem to jump off the page to me and I want to learn all I can from God's Word about being a Wife and Mom, but lately there are new verses that also are catching my attention. I'm finding more and more verses that talk about "children's children" and "the generation to come" That's talking about Liberty and Freedom! They are the generation to come!
Psalm 78 says (vs 4) "Shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD and his strength, and his wonderful works that he that done." (vs 6) "That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: (vs 7) " That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:"
My role has changed somewhat. (Even though I do still have little ones in my home!) My role as a Lolli is different than being a Momma. Liberty and Freedom are blessed with a wonderful, caring mother. She cares for them as a mother and keeps watch over them. That's her calling. But, as a grandma, my job is not over. I am to be the example to these little ones that I ought to be. I am to be consistently pointing them to Christ. I need to brag about the Savior to them! It's not my job to "spoil them and send them home" The philosophy that some grandparents have is quite scary! It's my job to point them to Christ as I'm pointing them to their parents as well. I should be Josh and Tabitha's biggest cheerleader as they raise their precious babies. I should shower the grandbabies in love in a way that makes them want to obey, not in a way that makes them want to rebel. My job is not done. And I'm so thankful! Being a Lolli is a priceless treasure to me!