Commend His Works

Rev. Deb Koster

April 4, 2013

The psalmist calls on each generation to commend God’s works to the next. It’s a precious gift when grandparents can be actively involved in the lives of their grandchildren. This is even more true when they share their legacy of faith with the next generations! Grandparents have a unique role and can be very influential in their grandchildren’s lives. We all have the opportunity to speak God's love into the lives of others. We can demonstrate God's unconditional love by the way that we care for one another. In our love we are always pointing others to the source of all love.

We watched how my grandma lived her life—being gentle with others, prayerful over all of us, generous in her support of church ministries, and steeped in God’s Word. We listened to her many stories of God’s care and provision for her and her family. It shaped us as young people.

Sometimes we are shy about sharing what God has done for us. We don’t want to rock the boat with others or make ourselves vulnerable to criticism. But our stories of God’s faithfulness carry the power of the gospel. They show how God loved us even when we did not deserve it and how he has walked beside us through good times and hard times. We may not have a dramatic story like Paul on the road to Damascus (see Acts 9), but we can tell about the caring God who never lets go.

Don’t miss opportunities to tell your stories. Talk about how God is at work in your life!

About the author — Rev. Deb Koster

Deb Koster is a producer, writer, and speaker for Family Fire. She is also an Innkeeper at The Parsonage Inn in Grand Rapids, MI where she leads marriage retreat on weekends. After over 20 years as a Registered Nurse, she completed a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained as a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church. Deb and her husband Steven enjoy doing ministry together and they are the parents of three awesome young adults.

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