Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott


September 21, 2015

Dear Friend,

“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged” Proverbs 17:6.* 

We just spent time with all of our grandchildren and had more fun than we should have been allowed to have! 

I love the idea from the Book of Proverbs that grandchildren are a crown, although I am not so sure about the “of the aged” part. Some translations have it “of old men” which doesn’t help. Older, sure, aged, no way. Although my granddaughter did ask me if I had used up all my hair! 

There is some kind of a wonderful, indefinable, mystical connection between grandchildren and grandparents. My grandparents have been with our Lord a long time but they remain infinitely dear to me as do each of our unique grandchildren. 

The generations have much to offer each other. Perhaps few responsibilities are greater for we who are working on “aged” than Psalm 145:4 - "One generation shall laud (praise, commend) your works to another.” 

Are you imparting your love and your love for God and your following of Jesus to your grandchildren – and to your children? And to the children and grandchildren of others? They will love you for it! 

Joy to you - E. Stanley Ott                              
Copyright 2015 E. Stanley
*Scripture from the NRSV