This later season of life with grandchildren is a delight. Perhaps it is because you have learned that the things that seemed so important really aren’t as important as you thought. You can simply enjoy the incredible simplicity of the child and relax.
Sure children are unique, complicated, created little individuals; however as you age and learn more about their Creator… you can stand in awe at how unimportant you really are. We would be wise to remember this.
I liken it to a child being a hunk of marble and as a parent we are simply a small tool, perhaps a chisel, in the hands of Jesus. As passionately as we love our children, as much as we want the best for them, He loves them far more and purer than we ever could. We would be wise to remember this.
God speaks through the prophet in Ezekiel 36:26-27 declaring – “And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.”
He is the only One who can do the miraculous work of shaping them into the new person He desires them to become. We would be wise to remember this. It’s my privilege to remind you.