This site is dedicated to helping us as parents and grandparents to obey God’s Word to teach our children as we go (Deuteronomy 6:7) and to to teach them ‘here a little, there a little’ (Isaiah 28:10)
Here’s what the Word says is God’s plan specifically for grandparents:
Deut. 4:9 (NLT)
“But watch out! Be very careful never to forget what you have seen the Lord do for you. Do not let these things escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.
Timothy’s grandmother was an example of this to us. She passed her faith on to her grandson.
2 Tim. 1:5 (NLT)
I know that you sincerely trust the Lord, for you have the faith of your mother, Eunice, and your grandmother, Lois.
Even though our children are grown, God says that we still have work to do concerning our grandchildren. What a responsibility and a wonderful privilege!!! What fun we can have helping our children teach their children about Jesus!!!!!
Psalm 71:18 (NLT) Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God, Let me proclaim your power to this new generation your mighty miracles to all who come after me.
Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, With my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations.
A friend of mine, Gail McGill, shared what she did with her grandchildren a few months ago when they were wishing it would snow. Since grandmothers usually try to give their grandchildren what they want, she decided to give them a snow day inside her home.
“We had a winter dinner of soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. We talked about the weather and how we get snow. We put some water in the freezer then when it was frozen, we made ‘snow’ with our shave ice machine. Now if you want a snow day you have to have snow food! Our snack food with our snow bears was any white food we could find. Then the snow bears went up our Snow Mountain (lights under a white sheet) We also went to see Elsa and Anna, of course. After we had our food and play, we snuggled up for reading time with lots of snow books.”
As you can see, this was an inexpensive activity. It was fun and memorable for the girls. It was educational and helped mold their little lives as they saw the love of Jesus in their grandmother. In the midst of all that fun and activity, she had the opportunity to speak into those two little girls’ lives.
Those same two little girls were blessed with a day with their great grandfather, Horace Johnson. He did a nut day with them. He read a book about nuts, showed the the difference in the trees that different nuts come from, demonstrated how to crack them, and then did a taste test.
As grandparents let’s take advantage of every opportunity we have with our grandchildren. Experience the joy of talking to them, introducing them to simple things, singing with them, sharing Bible stories, answering their questions, and praying with them.
I truly believe God’s plan for us grandparents is to help our children equip their children to shine as lights in such a wicked and perverse generation. (Philippians 2:15)
Here are two other posts with ideas about investing in the lives of your grandchildren.