A couple of weeks ago my wife and I had the privilege of hanging out with one of our grandsons (we have five).😀 Being grandparents to eight grandchildren is truly a blessing and we love it when we all of them are around but it is extra special when we are able to spend some personal time with each of them. And in the next few weeks I will be sharing some of those precious and priceless moments with you starting right now.🥰
One evening my wife asked him what his favorite subject was in school and with great enthusiasm he replied, "It's history grandma. I love history." More specifically, he loves military history thanks to Grandpa (I am a retired Air Force veteran).🎖
As they were talking, I overheard my wife ask him if he knew anything about his family history. I loved his response, it was precious, "Not really grandma. I know that you are white and everyone else in the family is brown." Well, he wasn't wrong...LOL...😄
Well, my wife began to tell him about her family heritage being from Ireland and Sweden. Oh, that really blew his mind. And she shared how my heritage included mexican, native american, and spanish roots.
You could tell that his mind was trying hard to process this new discovery of information. He paused for a moment and than made a statement for the ages, it was absolutely priceless: "Wow grandma, I have a of of history in me!"😀
Those words began to warm my heart immediately. Later that evening, after he and grandma had gone to bed I just sat in the living room pondering my grandson's response. He was right. He did have a lot of history in him. Our story, our parents, our grand-parents, and even our great grand-parents stories all had a part in our grandson's history...HIS STORY.
Isn't that what the Gospel is all about...Jesus's story. Leaving his heavenly home to come to my home so that He could shed his blood for my sins by dying on a cross that until he came had been my only destiny. Not to mention that He would rise up from the grave three days later! Yes, it's a powerful story full of hope and love! And now that I have accepted him as my Lord and Savior His story has now become my history!
I love how the Apostle John describes this in John 1:10-13,
"He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. But to all who receive him, who believe in his name, He has given the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God."
If Jesus is the son of God, (and by the way, He most definitely is - Matthew 3:16-17), and I believe in the name of the Son of God than according to God's word His story now becomes my history.
I hope this will bring joy to your heart today. You see we were all once lost in darkness, we were children of the night; but because God sent His son Jesus to be the light that would lead us out of darkness into God's glorious light, we are now His children. Your history and my history changed forever!
Thank the Lord today for redemption! Thank Jesus for his story! Now go show your appreciation by telling someone that you have "a lot of history in you" and his name is Jesus!