Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Legacies of Love 2
Timothy 1:1-5 Let your light shine before others, that they may
see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
I was paging through my
great-grandmother’s Bible when a treasure fell into my lap. On a small
scrap of paper, in a young child’s handwriting, were the words, “Blessed
are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are
they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:3–4 kjv).
Scribbled beside those verses in wobbly cursive was my mother’s
My great-grandmother had a
habit of teaching her grandchildren to write out Scripture verses so they
would learn them and take them to heart. But the story behind this verse
brought tears to my eyes. My grandfather died when my mother was very
young, and her little brother (my uncle) died just weeks later. It was in
that tragic season that my great-grandmother pointed my mother to Jesus
and the comfort only He can give.
Paul wrote Timothy, “I am
reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois
and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2
Timothy 1:5). Faith isn’t inherited, but it is shared.
Timothy’s mother and grandmother shared their faith with him, and
When we encourage those
close to us to have hope in Jesus, we offer them a legacy of love.
Through a simple note, my mother left evidence of my great-grandmother’s
love for her Savior and her family. Oh, to share Him with those who come
Thank You for those who shared Your love with me, Father.
Please help me to point others to Your salvation today.Amen. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY When we share our faith, we share the greatest
treasure of all. Christian
Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church