Inspirational Insights with Pastor Theo Snyman
PARENTHOOD is a privilege, for the Bible says that “Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him” (Psalms 127:3).
To be a grandparent is such a joy and a privilege as well.
One of the greatest gifts we can give to our children and grandchildren is to set them an example to follow. The dedication of our lives to Christ does have an effect even upon our posterity according to Psalm 103:17, 18.
It says, “But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children – with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.”
Although the resultant blessing is a reality, have you ever considered that God has no grandchildren? Although our parents may have served the Lord, it does not automatically make us His children or “grandchildren.”
Each individual person has to commit his/her life to Christ in order to become a child of God. Only then do we have that right and privilege. John 1:12 says, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
What a wonderful thought to know that the Creator of heaven and earth; the One who upholds all things by the word of His power, is our Heavenly Father! The love He has for us far outweighs the love we have for our family.
To rest in the knowledge of the Father’s love each day is priceless. We are not exempt from going through deep valleys in our life, but we are guaranteed of His presence. “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27).
Quotations from New International Version