Words of Life: Celebrate Grandparent’s Day

By Kay Owen-Larson

“Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails.” Psalm 71:9

Grandparent’s day is Sept. 8 this year and is a very special day. It is a day set aside to celebrate the grandparents in our lives.

All of my grandparents have passed away but I remember all the happy days spent in their presence. One of my grandfathers was a farmer in South Georgia, and he loved all of us kids, so one year he decided to save one of his fields for a baseball diamond. We spend many Sunday afternoons in that field playing ball.

One of my grandmothers loved to pray, she was crippled so she was limited in her activities but she spent her time in praying for her nine children and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I know there are many in the kingdom today because of her prayers.

Being a parent is wonderful but being a grandparent is awesome! We have had the privilege of have a great granddaughter with us for a month over this summer and it is a summer neither of will ever forget. What a blessing!

This is also a time for grandparents to realize the role we have to play in the lives of our grandchildren. A time to sow into their lives! Our prayers and love can shape the destiny of their lives for generations to come. There is an urgency for us to join in prayer for the generations to come.

So, please join with us in celebrating our grandparents and as grandparents make a commitment to pray for grandchildren.

“Now, when I am old and gray headed…I will declare Your power to the next generation, Your might to all who are to come.” Psalm 71:18

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