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January 11, 2006

TRIBUTE TO GRANDMA

Mark's grandma Justina Zacharias (Brandt) passed away on Jan. 6th, 2006.
She would have been 93 years old today.
She was the last living grandparent on Mark's side of the family.
This has made us realize that the stories, life accounts that were never told from her will never be told again.
How important it is for us, while we are living to pass on those stories and life experiences to our children and grandchildren.
God talks a lot in the Bible about telling of His wonderous works from generation to generation.
I have been challenged once again to pass those memorials of God's goodness on to our children. Whether by word of mouth or by journaling. Because the stories of your life that you don't share while you are living will probably never be told (unless someone writes a book about you:) A few years ago we started a family diary and put in there the stories that you think you will never forget, but you do! We have a lot of fun reading over those memories.
So if you are a great-grandparent, grandparent or parent keep the memorials of God's goodness alive by writing them down so they can be passed on from generation to generation! It takes only a few minutes but the impact could be for generations to come!
InPsalm 45:17 David said " I will make Thy name to be remembered in all generations, therefore shall the people praise Thee for ever and ever.

1 comment:

Jenessa F said...

This is so true! I forget day to day what God has done for us, never mind year to year. I actually have 2 journals started aleady, one for Gwen and one for Sam where I'm making little notes about their lives. Even stuff like dreams I had while I was pregnant with them. I'm hoping to give them the journals for a significant birthday. maybe 12 or 18, not sure. I just thought it would be neat to have something like that from my parents :)