The Christian Church is family. We are called brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s a beautiful thing and I love the Church, not the buildings… but rather my family that makes up the Church.
As family, we share life. The hardships – loss of jobs, loss of loved ones, sickness, prodigals. We also share the good stuff – marriages, baptisms, births, graduations.
As we share these things in life… we grow older. I’m now in my mid 50’s, and there’s not much about it that I like… everything hurts these days, my mind is not as sharp as it once was, my endurance level is near non-existent and I could go on.
But one thing I truly enjoy about getting older is being Grandpa… and I just love that. I have the most precious little Granddaughter, and she will have me wrapped around her little finger as she grows up.
This week-end, two of my dearest friends and brothers in Jesus shared the wonderful news that they are about to become Grandparents for the first time! That’s beautiful and that’s the family in the Church… sharing life and rejoicing with those that rejoice.
Proverbs 17:6 states: Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
And it is oh so true! Grandparents, enjoy every precious moment with your grandbabies!