Thankful for: A Christian Family Heritage (A Weekday Paragraph, 2 of 6)

A Weekday Paragraph is a short scripture and a short paragraph (or two or three . . .LOL) of how it applies to my life. This is written by a Christian who is growing in her relationship with Jesus, for other growing Christians. Please be encouraged, challenged or both . . . and feel free to comment or reply.

2 Timothy 1: 3-5 “I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, when I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day. Remembering your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy, clearly recalling your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois, then in your mother Eunice, and that I am convinced is in you also.” (Paul wrote this about Timothy.)

My Christian heritage comes to me from my parents and both sets of grandparents.

I am thankful for my parent’s example. I never had to ask what we were doing as a family on Sunday mornings: I knew we were on our way to church. My parents both served in the church, as had my grandparents on both sides. I started serving at a young age: my mother was Sunday School superintendent and I was asked to teach the four and five year olds when I was in grade seven. I taught with another young woman and enjoyed the experience.

My baptismal gown reminds me of my Christian heritage.

My husband also has a Christian heritage, and for that I am thankful.

A shared Christian heritage is a neat experience. I had a wonderful visit with a cousin and his wife this May. It was made even more wonderful by the fact that we could pray together. I thought about our grandpa and grandma looking down from Heaven and I’m sure they were both pleased! My husband and I also got to pray with one of his cousins last February.

My Bible cover reminds me of my Christian heritage, as it belonged to my Mom.

Photo credit: M Carswell

Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Copyright 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by Permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible, Holman CSB and HCSB are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

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