Our three grandchildren are staying with us for the next couple of weeks and as I write this I am equally exhausted and elated by having them here. They are a pleasure beyond words, and I have such profound feelings of pride when I'm with them. But I have to say they require a tremendous amount of energy to keep up with them. Last night I got to experience one of the great joys of grand parenting; reading to them Bible stories before they drifted off to sleep.
I shared with them the story of Noah hearing from the Lord that a Great Flood was coming and that God wanted to save the animals and the only good people left on earth; Noah and his family. When I concluded telling them about the rainbow, God’s promise to never again destroy the earth with water again, I heard my six year old granddaughter Carys say the most wonderful words. “Papaw, tell us another story. Tell us about Jesus’ birth.”
It just doesn’t get any better than that.
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