Years ago, I would sometimes hear people talk about their grandchildren. The way they were described, it almost sounded like they were perfect. It was as if perfection skipped a generation since their children certainly weren’t flawless.
But the grandkids? It sounded like they were sheer perfection.
Now, I sort of scoffed at that notion, after all, no one is perfect. But that was until I had grandchildren of my own.
Then my little grand darlings began to come one by one, and suddenly I knew…my children’s children were absolutely the most perfect little creatures on the planet.
Okay, of course, I jest. But being a grandmother is definitely a blessing. I see each of them through the eyes of a grandparent and that is far different than seeing through the eyes of a parent.
In today’s verses one of the blessings that’s offered is to have the great joy of seeing our children’s children.
“May the Lord bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.May you live to see your children’s children—peace be on Israel.” Psalm 128:5-6
I can understand why the psalmist said that. I join my voice and say that too, “May you live to see your children’s children.”
If you already get to see them, you understand what I am saying.
If not, perhaps it’s a blessing yet to come.
Lord, I want to thank You for families. You give us our children and grandchildren, and if we live long enough perhaps even our great grandchildren. Thank You for that blessing, but the greatest blessing is for them to know You. Draw them to Your heart today.