10. Grandchildren teach us about God.
If parenthood gave me the ability to glimpse the Father heart of God, grandparenthood has displayed it on the big screen. I realize that the love I have for my grands is simply a reflection of his love for me.
To be able to answer my grandchildren’s questions, I must be full of wisdom. The only way to be full of wisdom is to dig deeply into God’s Word and pray often and well. I claim daily the promise of James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
And when my little ones sin against me or each other, my heart breaks, just like God’s does when I sin against him. This regular reminder of how often I fail him and how freely he forgives me keeps me humble. May we continue to learn about God together.
“Children's children are a crown to the aged” (Proverbs 17:6).
Lori Hatcher is a blogger, inspirational speaker, and author of the Christian Small Publisher’s 2016 Book of the Year, Hungry for God … Starving for Time, Five-Minute Devotions for Busy Women.She’s also Gigi to three tiny humans who live delightfully close to her in Lexington, South Carolina. A Toastmasters International contest-winning speaker, Lori’s goal is to help busy women connect with God in the craziness of everyday life. She especially loves small children, soft animals, and chocolate. You’ll find her pondering the marvelous and the mundane on her blog, Hungry for God. . . Starving for Time. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter(@lorihatcher2) or Pinterest(Hungry for God).
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