Dave Barry expressed the plight of grandparents with this bit:
“The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.”
In many American families the grandparents are the only stable adult known to the grandchildren. More grandparents need to step up and be counted for right and faith.
Grandmother Lois was such a person. She and her daughter Eunice seem to have been left with the raising of her Grandson, Tim. He was a serious minded young’un and his skill as an adult was attributed to Lois. Notice:
2 Timothy 1:5 “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.”
Unfeigned is anupokritos, Sincere, without hypocrisy, “without wax.” When the heat is turned up this kind of faith will stand the test, it is NOT an aftermarket add on, but dwells, is at home within. Is a living principle and flows out as a living demonstration.
We need many more grandparents cut from the cloth of Lois.
Copyright © 2014 Larry Lilly
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