Yes, the view you see in my blog header is not your typical Wisconsin winter scene. I have just spent three weeks in Colorado with my daughter and her husband as they welcomed their firstborn son into their home. It was a time filled with God’s grace for all. I will be adding to my 1000 gifts list at some point today and will add another post on that topic. For now, becoming a grandmother.
This summer I turned 50. Just the anticipation of the event was…..well let’s just say that I wasn’t looking forward to it. Then my daughter told me that I was going to be a grandmother. A double whammy. Yet, I remembered back when I began to get gray hair. All of my peers were coloring their gray at the time and I wondered if I should choose that option also.
“A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.” Proverbs 16:31
Being a grandmother is a badge of honor. Though the world glorifies youth, God calls us to honor and respect the elderly. Though the world sees my life as ending, I can use the experiences I have had to lead others and point them toward Him.
“And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.” Psalm 71:18
My friend, Gentle Strength, prays like the apostle Paul did in Phil. 1:26, “so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.” I pray that this is my hope also. May I not sorrow and become depressed about getting older, but may I seek to bring joy to others in all I do and say.
For His Name’s Sake.