Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Raising Crowns: Joy in the Next Generation

"Children's children
are a crown to the aged."
(Proverbs 17:6)

I love that verse! What a beautiful image; our children's children are our crowns. Wow!

What comes to mind when you think of a crown? I think of royalty and wealth. I think of priceless jewels imbedded in the crown. I think of hymns of praise we've sung to our God,

"Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne; hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own! Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee, and hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity."

Grandchildren, crowns; a priceless gift from God that I wouldn't trade for all the riches of the world! My bank account may have little more than cobwebs in it, but with the crowns that God has blessed me with, I am rich beyond measure. The only thing that makes my crowns sweeter still, is knowing that their parents have publicly dedicated  my crowns to the Lord and are seeking to raise them to love Jesus too. Life just doesn't get any sweeter than that! Children's children; crowns! Truly the psalmist was right when he wrote, "Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them" (Psalm 127:5).

Peace and blessings, friends; God is good. 

"Tell it to your children,
and let your children tell it to their children,
and their children to the next generation."
(Joel 1:3)

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