Let It Be Written
If you saw something beautiful in a people, a place, a thing;
If you heard about something captivating and fantastic;
If you felt something soothing and wonderfully therapeutic;
If you knew that you were soundly built on a solid foundation;
Would you not feel compelled to pass it on, to tell the ones you love, to write it down so that all may benefit? If you knew that your life experiences were not just for you alone, would you not share them? Would you not celebrate them? Would you not embrace them? Would you not build upon them? Would you not write them down, and pass them on to the next generation? For me, the answer is a thousand times, yes!
I am happy and obligated to tell my children about a father who was a gifted provider for his family and also looked out for many others who were under his supervision. I feel blessed to tell them about a mother who was endowed with the incomparable gifts of patience and love; I am privileged to tell about a grandmother who to me was nothing less than a guardian angel; I am reminded to tell about the great family times with my many sisters and brothers. With heartfelt emotions, I must tell about all the fun we had playing “old maid”, eating hot sweet “tea cakes”, and enjoying all the “popcorn” we could eat.
I must tell my children and write it in a book that each of them was born in a different state, as we labored in ministry for our God from place to place. We sought as best we could to fulfill the plan and purpose of God for our lives. Let them know that as they were being conceived in Illinois, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and California, we were also planting eternal seeds for God. Let them know that there is nothing that we have done for God or people that will ever be in vain. Let them hear about it, read about it, and then draw and glean from the experiences of each page. From these pages and from God’s own word and his Mighty Hand, let them construct a pattern that fits their life and purpose.
I am delighted to tell my grandchildren that there was a time before televisions, video games, cell phones, and the internet. Yes, it was a memorable time when we learned how to mix fun, hard work, and dreams; out of which we made one great blend of a tolerated present and the promise of a brighter future. I tell you such blending was a vital part of a strong building block and a bridge to future generations.
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Psalms 77:5 NIV
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