I invite you to read Andrea’s personal testimony for Women Walking with Jesus.
“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3 NLT
Many years ago a little girl was born to teenage parents. As a result, her maternal grandparents became an integral part of her life. They loved her unconditionally, taught her to love Jesus, and prepared her to face daily struggles with confidence, by teaching her to pray about anything and everything. As she grew and matured, her grandparents answered her questions about life, allowed her the freedom to fail, and lavished her with love and affection.
During the little girl’s tween and teen years, both grandparents joined their Savior, Jesus Christ in heaven. Overcome by grief and facing a new normal the little girl moved forward. Her grandparents had prepared her for the future as they poured the love, mercy, and grace of their Savior into her heart. The rhythm of their faith was contagious and life giving.
Over the years, the legacy of two godly grandparents was lived out in and through this little girl’s life. Sure she made mistakes and faced times of pain, but she persevered and clung tightly to her faith in Jesus. How do I know? I am that little girl!
If you are a grandparent who is involved in or responsible for the daily needs of your grandchild, know God is using you far beyond what you can visibly see or comprehend. Your earthly days will come to an end, but your legacy will live on in the life of each child. The “Jesus seeds” you are planting are treasures your grandchild will access time and time again throughout their lives.
Andrea Perdue. I’m a wife, mom to a blended family, nana, and friend who embraces life seeking to become the person God created me to be. My days are full, but there is always time for writing, reading, and sharing Jesus grace and love with others. It’s my prayer God will use me in the craziness of each day. Please connect with Andre at Arise2Write or on faceook.com./andrea.perdue