A lovely woman in her late 20s began to attend our church and, soon after, started attending our small group. As someone who attended church since I was a baby, I am always in awe of an adult who starts seeking God on their own. In my opinion, this is a miracle, and I wanted to hear what led to that decision. It wasn’t long before her story came out.
“My grandmother is the main reason I am here.” She smiled as she explained more:
Her precious grandmother was hospitalized during lockdown and it was difficult not to visit because of their close relationship. “I hated not being able to see her, but I knew she wasn’t afraid because she has a relationship with God. That was such a comfort to me. I decided I wanted that for myself, and that is why I am here.”
In 2 Timothy 1:5, Paul outlines the legacy of faith that began for Timothy with his grandmother. “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.”
Being a mother and a grandmother is an often underestimated position of influence in the Kingdom of God. We show up every day for the monotonous and the momentous building relationships of trust with our little people who soon turn into big people. We don’t always see our faith being passed on or understand their grasp of how much it means to us.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
Trust God’s work in the lives of your beloved children Mama (and Grandma!). The children in your life are noticing, and your faith legacy is being passed on—even if you don’t see it today!