Summary: If you’re a Grandparent and a Christian then you need to know that God has put greatness within you to be lavished on your Grandchildren. You just might be sharing ice cream with one of the giants of our faith who just hasn’t grown up yet.
Gods Greatness in Grandparents
2 Timothy 1:1-14
If you’re a Grandparent and a Christian then you need to know that God has put greatness within you to be lavished on your Grandchildren.
At a round-table discussion, various religious leaders tried to answer the question "When does life begin?"
"At conception," said the first.
"No, no," said the second. "It begins at birth."
"It's in between," said the third. "Life begins at 12 weeks when the fetus develops a functional heartbeat."
"I disagree with all of you," said a Rabbi. "Life begins when your last child leaves home and takes the dog with him." http://www.butlerwebs.com/jokes/parents.htm
For those of us who are fortunate enough to be called Grandparents we would argue with all that theological opinion and assert that life begins when you’re a Grandparent because the Bible says so.
"Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life."
"Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers."
Did you know that there is a test that you can take to become a Grandmother?
THE GRANDMA TEST
A woman was out walking with her 4-year-old granddaughter. The child picked up something
off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. The woman took the item away from
the child and said “please don’t do that”.
"Why?" the child asked.
"Because it's been on the ground. You don't know where it's been, it's
dirty, and probably has germs," was the reply.
At this point, the granddaughter looked at the Grandmother with total admiration and
asked, "Grandma, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart."
Thinking quickly she said, "All Grandmas know this stuff. It's on the Grandma
Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Grandma."
They walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but the little girl was evidently
pondering this new information. "Oh...I get it!" she beamed, "So if you
don't pass the test, you have to be the Grandpa."
"Exactly," replied the Grandmother. Posted by John Jaeger
Today we will look at God’s word and try to learn a life lesson from Lois the Grandmother of Timothy.
We get very little information about Lois but that does not prevent us from learning about the impact she had on a young boy.
Timothy is the first second generation Christian mentioned in the New Testament. Timothy is credited as the person to whom the Epistles were entrusted to by Paul and since Timothy had travelled with Paul on many of his missionary journeys it is reasonable to assume that Timothy would have made reference to the other letters written by Paul since he was present at the planting of some of these churches to whom these other letters were addressed.
Timothy grew up in a home with a Jewish mother and a Greek father. His Grandmother Lois was also Jewish. At that time families kept the Grandparents around and even had them living under the same roof. This was most likely the situation for Timothy.