I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever, with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. (Psalm 89:1)
My grandfather, “Mack,” took my brother and me to church most weeks when we were younger. I have very fond memories of Grandfather Mack. I’m so happy he was a faithful Christian and took his grandkids to church. My parents divorced when we were very young, and my mother remarried another very faithful Christian, and we went to church every week. Because my parents were very involved in the church, it spilled over to more than just Sundays. I remember loving going to church, and then, when I became a teenager “loathing” going to church (most of the time). I have amazing memories from my church as a youth -- church camp, youth group meetings (once I got there), 24-hour famines, ice skating, 1st loves, …
However, the most important thing I got from “growing up in the church” was getting to know God and his amazing love.
No matter how far I strayed from the church, I always had an
amazing relationship with God, and He never stopped loving me.
I know how much God loves me.
I want my children to know and experience that love.
Heavenly father, I pray I will always remember how important it is for your love and faithfulness to be “known through all generations” and what that means to my family and to those I touch in this life.