Devotions By Jan

Chinese Heritage

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P1070353Scripture for Today: Psalm 112:1-2 “Praise the Lord.  Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in His commands.  Their children will be mighty in the land, the generation of the upright will be blessed.”

I love this picture of our grandson and his Great Grandmother.  There is something so sweet in seeing different family generations together.  Unfortunately, the amount of Chinese genes in the family gene pool diminishes with each successive generation.  I so dearly want to hold on to the Chinese heritage of my husband’s family.  There are some traditions and values that are very much worth continuing.  But as one can see from the photo, there is very little physical resemblance.

Our verse for today describes special blessing for the children of those who fear and obey the Lord.  Genetic or cultural differences passed down to each generation cannot compare to the value of a godly example.  I am thankful for my Mother-in-Law’s faith in Jesus and the example she gives to both her sons and her grandsons.  I am thankful that our family is doubly blessed with Grandparents on my side of the family who love and obey the Lord.  I know that my siblings and I have been blessed because of their example.

Our lives as godly parents have a positive affect on our children and grandchildren as God blesses them for our sake.  But as the saying goes, “God does not have grandchildren.”  The step of faith to begin a personal relationship with God through Jesus is not a step any family member can make for another family member.   It is my fervent and daily prayer that each of my grandchildren make the most important decision of their lives; to follow Jesus Christ.

Thank you Lord, for the blessings in following You.

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