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Do Not Fear, Grandma

What a treat I received today. Our grandson is four years old and goes to a 4K program at a Christian School. At the beginning of the school year, they have a Grandparent’s Day. I got to attend today! What a treat it was.

Apparently, the school chooses a verse to use, all year, for the children to learn, this year they have chosen :

2 Timothy 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

This is a good verse and interestingly enough one dealing with fear; a subject that many bloggers and speakers I have read and heard lately have focused on many times. This is in fact a subject near to my heart, for I live in fear(s). There are so many things I am afraid of: loss of loved ones, recurrence of cancer, financial concerns, etc. The list could go on and on but this is sufficient for you to know what I mean. So when the children on stage recited 2 Timothy 1:7 it was as if God was telling me – if they can learn this verse so can you. So, I am writing this verse on a card and memorizing it.

As if this was not good enough, I looked up 2 Timothy 1:7 in “The Message.” As you may know, sometimes the message goes out and “grabs” other verses to create a smooth transition.

2 Timothy 1:7 The Message (MSG)
5-7That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith-and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you! And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed-keep that ablaze! God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.

In this case, this was wonderful, and I felt that it was God’s way of reinforcing what He had said earlier with the first translation. Now He is including Timothy’s Mom and Grandma . . . why that was today. Grandma, Mom, and Grandson all included in God’s message.

What a blessing! Doesn’t God just rock our world!

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I have seen God . . . in

The love of my husband 
The gift of our daughters 
The birth of our grandson
The life giving rain falling to quench the thirst of the earth 
The beauty of the sunrise 
The bloom of the red dogwood tree
The wind in the pines
The call of the Eagle 
The colors of autumn
Songs of praise
Prayers of children