Monday, August 9, 2010

Legacies of Faith

"So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.
For we walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Cor. 5: 6,7 (NKJV)

During our eleven-year history, three of our grandmothers entered eternity, where there is no more suffering, no more pain. These godly women lived by faith, each in their own special way.

An accomplished concert pianist and teacher, Laurene, first taught her daughters to play the piano, and they taught their children. Every year, the family presented an Advent concert, glorifying God and the birth of his Son, Jesus. Her grandchildren received a rich inheritance of musical gifts used in service to God.

Reta loved the Lord with all her heart. Her grandchildren were like the diamonds adding sparkles of joy to her life. Learning faith from her parents and grandparents, she desired and prayed for her descendants to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Sharing stories of faith that had been passed down was her favorite pastime with family and friends.

Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Jan fought a courageous fifteen-week battle. Rather than withdrawing, she left her front door unlocked for family and friends to visit. With a bald head and a big smile, God's grace surrounded her, and all who visited were blessed. A student of God's Word, she was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.

"Faith is the substance of thing hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1. What legacy will you leave your grandchildren?

Pray for descendants and each other:
  • To be surrounded by faith-filled witnesses, who exemplify life in Christ.
  • To become students of the Word of God.
  • To share personal faith stories.


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