“Examples do strangely charm us into imitation” observed the Puritan Cotton Mather. “When we read the lives of them that excelled in holiness, though they were persons of like passions with ourselves, the conviction is wonderful and powerful.”
Last week we read of women who “excelled in holiness” and for me the conviction was “wonderful and powerful.” Judging from your emails the same is true for you.
Tina considered her example as a mother:
I leave this week with a new challenge "How am I sharing Christ with my children every day? Do they see Christ in my attitude or do they see someone who is grumbling and discontent about the tasks God has ordained for her day? What is their view of God because of what they see? Is He a joy or a burden?"
These women never had the opportunity to influence many from a platform, but still quietly touched the lives around them for Christ because of how they lived each day. Because you shared their stories, they have now touched so many more. Thank You.
Karen’s thoughts turned to her daughter:
Praying about our daughter's future, college major, gifts she might have, ways to direct her, and then reading about these ladies, that's what I want for her! How do you major in being a grandma? What college offers that? Everything else seems superficial to loving and laying your life down for your Savior and others.
Finally, I think Cynthia represents many of our “new grandma” readers:
Just want to say how much I am inspired by these current tributes. I was never close to either of my grandmother and now that I am a grand-mother I am trying to find my place in it all. These stories are urging me on in my new role. Thank you so much! I’ve been moved to tears.
Thanks to each of you who shared the wonderful example of your grandma with all of us.