(Pro 17:6 KJV) Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
As I write I am waiting for my “crown” (5850) to wake up and begin to demand my attention. I have the joy of watching my granddaughter and fixing her breakfast while her pregnant mother gets a few more minutes of sleep. It is a great time in the day. It brings this verse home like no amount of study can do. Following that tiny miracle down the hall as we go to liberate her “kitty” causes funny things to happen in my soul.
“Grandchildren” (1121) are a blessing. The KJV says “children’s children”. When I started looking at the Hebrew it got beyond my tools. The Hebrew word is ben, which we are familiar with as meaning “son”. I am guessing that the Hebrew has the word twice to get the idea of a grandchild. Maybe that is to say that grandchildren are a double blessing. Maybe that is me looking at my own emotions.
So? If you don’t have any grandchildren, rejoice. You are one and you either have been or can be a blessing. Pass it on.
Friday, January 17, 2020
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