Grandma’s Book

We will not hide them from their children,
Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD,
And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.

For He established a testimony in Jacob,
And appointed a law in Israel,
Which He commanded our fathers,
That they should make them known to their children;

That the generation to come might know them,
The children who would be born,
That they may arise and declare them to their children,

That they may set their hope in God,
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments;

And may not be like their fathers,
A stubborn and rebellious generation,
A generation that did not set its heart aright,
And whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Psalm 78:4-8

LORD Jesus, we praise You for the people You have brought into our life. We praise You for generations of Your People who arose and declared Your mighty Works to the next generations. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we neglect and fail to follow their examples. Help us to not only read Your Word but to also be faithful to You. Enable us to train up our children, and children’s children, in the way they should go so that as they grow older they will not depart from Your Word. Direct our steps and keep us close to You, O LORD we asked; guide us that we will be able to teach them diligently wherever we are and whatever time it is. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

Grandma had the habit of getting up very early in the morning. It must have been around 4am or 5am at least. I still remember, how I used to crawl out of Grandma’s bed, tiptoed to the door of the family room, and watched her sitting at her dining-room table, reading her Bible or a small piece of paper. If she would notice me standing at the door, she would, with a firm kind of voice, send me back to bed. Honestly? For me this had always been a sad moment because all I longed for was to be with Oma.

My Grandma was the one who made sure that all of her children, and each one of her children’s children, would learn a simple prayer called Müde bin ich geh zur Ruh. They needed to attend church service every Sunday, or at least until they had gone through their confirmation in the Lutheran Church, so she said.

You will read more about Grandma in Wednesday’s and Friday’s blog post. So please stay tuned.

Declare what God has done for you today.

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