The Next Generation
Recently my grandmother phoned me. She explained she would be flying in to teach my children how to bake bread. She went on to explain that she is eighty-nine years of age and want to pass on some things to the younger generation before she runs out of time. They had a great time baking together and made memories that will last a lifetime. And now we can all bake bread-sort of.
After she left, her desire to teach something to her grandchildren resonated with me. All of us have a temporary visa on this planet. In all the getting and spending while working and paying bills, you can’t help but think of the importance of passing down what you have to the next generation. You may not have fine culinary skills; however, you have something, a gift to give to the next generation. Even if you just gave your time, it would be a gift so many could use.
Elijah passed something down to Elisha. Moses handed the baton to Joshua. Paul took young Timothy under his wing. Who are you mentoring? Who is learning from you?
When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 2 Timothy 1:5