Friday, December 4, 2015

Grandchildren are a crown to the aged

Grandchildren are a crown to the aged
A home that has grandparents is truly blessed!
God's Word says that Grandchildren are a crown to the aged and parents pride of the children!
"Children’s children(grandchildren) are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children." (Proverbs 17:6)
A grandmother's special calling is to pray & to be a fellow worker in the battle in which her children or her grandchildren are engaged."- Elisabeth Elliott
In Biblical times and in the past, elders were the most revered members of a family.
In this age where people prefer nuclear family unit, both parents working, parents prefer their kids to be looked after by maids and kids learn more from the TV and Internet. 
But we live in an age when parents and grandparents are suddenly strangers as the world teaches us that parents and grandparents are a burden and is better they are left alone and not be a part of our family as we need our personal space etc.

 Wilford James writes,

 Quote  " However, a complete change has taken place when it comes to the elderly people and the place the hold in today’s society. They are no longer involved in the rearing of their grandchildren and have been replaced by daycare centers, the internet, televisions and videos games.
The sense of family unity, love of community, respect and care for our fellow man instilled in children by their grandparents has all been lost in the absence of these valuable sources of knowledge and experience.

The elderly folks in today’s society are treated more like old furniture than part of a family. They are dusted off every so often and taken out of the house for a trip to the mall or a fast food restaurant; or they are simple placed in convalescent homes where they spend the rest of their life lonely and forgotten. < unquote

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Praise God for those who still see elders as part of families and beacon of wisdom and knowledge!
Let not the modern lifestyle, 'nuclear family' system influence and overtake 'Biblical values' and standards. #life #Biblical

"What a great blessing(not fortune) it is to grow up in a home where there are grandparents" 

#ForgottenOnes #aged #lonely #GodCares #GodLoves #GodRestores #GodBinds 
#RelationshipsMatter #family #children #parents
‪#‎RestoreDignity‬ ‪#‎RestoreHonor‬