Monday, November 27, 2006

Grandmother's Point of View - Issue III

Grandmother’s Point of View

by Grandma Betty

“God’s best gifts are not things, but opportunities.” Galatians 6:10 says: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” This quotation and verse appeared in a devotional booklet recently.

Applying this concept to the pre-Christmas gift-buying effort, it seems that we have the opportunity to present gifts year-round to our grandchildren: namely, ourselves!

As grandmothers, we sometimes entertain the notion that our usefulness is past; that we’ve done our part in Sunday-school teaching, V.B.S. help, child-rearing, serving the Lord in other capacities, etc.

But time after time, we are reminded that the best gift we can give our grandchildren is to just be available for them: to use the opportunities to help, instruct, and love them.

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