Jesus said, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” (John 13:15)
As I pondered on the captioned verse, I believe that a valuable gift that we can give another is a good example. In the Gospel of John, Jesus gave us an example of humanity.
My grandparents were humble and godly. My grandad Stanton had more trouble being good. He often told me: “Do as I say; not as I do.” However, he knew that he could count on me to do my best.
This coming Sunday is Grandparent’s Day. May the day be one that will knit together the hearts of both grandchildren and grandparents. If your grandparents have gone to be with the Lord, dwell on the sweet memories that you have of them. I can truly say that my grandparents had a lasting influence on my heart and life.
The number one influences on society today should be God. The second important influence should be family. Parents and grandparents, must instruct the youth in the ways of the Lord.
Grandparents should tell their grandchild, “Wow! You’re a masterpiece!” That might be better than saying, “You’re a piece of work!” Grandparents should thank God for their grandchildren who are wonderfully made, and to look at them with pride and joy.
I am proud of my grandchildren. I have a grandson by the name of Zane Stanton, from Caney, Kansas, that was a triple crown winner in wrestling this last wrestling season. He made the American All-Star Team. However, I can’t take credit for his athletic ability. If I tried to be a wrestler, I would have to be a “sumo.” In my opinion, all four of my grandsons are “All-Stars.”
This coming Sunday, it will be a great Grandparents Day for Yvonne and I. May each grandparent have a great day. Leave your grandchildren a legacy of love that never runs out.