Proverbs 17:6 “Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.”
I love this verse from Proverbs that not only honors fathers, but, also tells of the great blessing grandchildren are to a grandfather. With Father’s Day just having passed this seems an appropriate time to acknowledge God’s intended beauty and blessing in family relationships. Truly godly fathers bless their children and even though it may take time for this to be realized, generally such a dad comes to be honored. But, also grandchildren usually bless the life of grandfathers. Rich lives are built on strong and healthy relationships and when the base of those associations have to do with the family, then so much more the blessing to everyone involved. Too often people try to connect wonderful lives to a good education, high paying jobs, and plenty of “me” time. But, the Bible always points us to beautiful relationships as the most valuable pursuit.
I’m looking forward to getting together with young moms in July to encourage this very point—building our lives and homes in God’s unparalleled way.