Lisa-Jo Baker has a blog that I love to read. She has this thing on Fridays – Five Minute Friday.
You guessed it; write for five minutes straight. No editing. No re-do.
Today’s Topic: ROOTS
This past Sunday, my brother-in-law was ordained as a pastor. As they lay hands on him to pray for him, his family and his ministry, I noticed a significant heritage standing along side him.
He, his father and his grandfather-three generations-stood as pastors and prayed together. The former generations lifting up the third, with the fourth generation sitting in the pews looking on.
I reflected on our families; mine and Danny’s. I realize we have an enormous heritage rooted in the Lord. From generation to generation, we’ve been Christ-followers.
What is the impact of the decisions our forefathers made to follow Christ? How has that been passed down and rooted for future generations?
Would we have survived this journey without the foundation of faith from our families?
Faith is a choice, but as each generation has chosen to live by that faith in God, I pray it’s lasting effect will continue to trickle down to our son, my niece and nephews and on and on.
May they root themselves in their own faith, as they have witnessed ours.