Thursday morning Bible study began for the fall today. We’ll be diving into a series from Keryma called, “Knowing God”. A discussion we had today was about stories handed down to us through the generations. I friend of mine, Kathy, mentioned that one of her memories is her mother always “taking cheer” to others. She explained that it was a given. That’s just what you did. And Kathy still does this with her daughter and grandchildren. What a wonderful way to pass on the gift of service.
It’s a way of life.
I thought about what a beautiful story this was as a tradition in her family to hand down from generation to generation. And it helped me reflect on the stories and memories I have from my parents and grandparents.
It reminded me of the Scripture verse in Deuteronomy 6:6-9:
“Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
Thanks Kathy. You really got me thinking about the importance of “taking cheer” to others and remembering the significance of handing this way of life down to the next generation. "Taking cheer " to others is surley a key ingredient to helping others know God.
Way to share His love with the world!