In Days Long Ago...

Do you ever take the time to share your stories? It is a good idea to pass on your family history to the generations to come. While you may think or hear otherwise, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren WANT to know about you. What you were like as kid, why you fell in love, why you do what you do. I know this because I have these talks with second graders. It gives them a sense of who they are and of belonging. It gives them hope for their own future.

In Psalm 44, the sons of Korah (who wrote this Psalm) wrote, "We have heard with our ears, O God; what you did in their days, in days long ago." (vs. 1) They are speaking here of the oral traditions the Israelite people are famous for. They would tell their children all of the stories of the Lord's working so their children would know the faithfulness of Him. He even had them set up monuments so they would have markers to tell their children of His miraculous work for them.

What does that tell us today? It simply means that we must also pass on what the Lord has done in our lives. Our children and grandchildren need to know those stories as well. All of the ways that God has brought you to where you are today. How He drew you to Himself, how you accepted His gift of salvation, and how He continues to work in your life each and every day. These are the stories that will give them a TRUE hope and future.

Psalm 126:3 states, "The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." Take time today to share with your children and grandchildren (if you have them) the great things the Lord has done for you, and remind them of the joy that comes from His faithfulness.



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