The Legacy of a Grandma

The Importance of Grandparents
“Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.” – Jay Kesler

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” – Rudolph Giuliani

“No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.” — Anonymous

Grandparents are a true blessing and treasure. Make the most of your time with them, they have experienced a lot in their lifetimes and there is much we can learn from them.

One of my grandmas recently passed away after dealing with Parkinson’s for over 35 years. My grandma was a lady who chose to put her faith and trust in the God of the Bible, and she lived that faith out in how she treated those she came in contact with. Her example will stick with me for the rest of my life and I believe she would want everyone to hear this message.

The Main Message of the Bible
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female he created them. Thus says the LORD, “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no God. I the LORD speak the truth; I declare what is right.” This God—His way is perfect, the word of the LORD proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.

And no creature is hidden from His sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment. God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. On account of these the wrath of God is coming: evil desire, covetousness (which is idolatry), anger, wrath, malice, slander, obscene talk, and lying.  For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree.” And without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, He was buried, and He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. 

But now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.

For it is by grace that you are saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. Seek the LORD while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that He may have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. 

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

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