For this special valentine edition of Gratituesday…I want to share something that I love…our family’s Christian heritage.
As is easy to do with things we love…this is something I have taken for granted. When I’ve talked about my family in past posts and when I recently talked about Matt’s grandpa who was a godly man, several of you have pointed out how wonderful it is that we have the blessing of Christian parents and grandparents. You are so, so right. It is a huge blessing and I’m ashamed that I have not appreciated it like I should.
It is an amazing thing that both Matt and I were raised in Christian homes and had family all around us who were Christians. It is wonderful to know that because my mom loved and served God…I can have peace about where she is now. It is thrilling to think that just last Tuesday Matt’s grandpa got to join the huge joyful worship taking place in the very presence of God.
And it is an honor to be able to carry on the legacy started by our family members.
Yes there have been problems. Yes there has been sin. Yes there has been conflict. No family is perfect.
But how rich is the gift of the understanding of Christ that our parents and grandparents gave us…and that we accepted.
And now there are four more Coppinger boys in our very own house that we have the honor and challenge to pass the legacy on to. Thank you God for this lovely, joyful blessing of our Christian heritage.
May I just say a word to those of you who do not have a Christian heritage like the one I am so grateful for? YOU yourselves will be the ones your children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren will get to share the story of someday. Someday they will talk about you, their parents and grandparents, and tell about how you met Jesus and how you shared Jesus with them. You are beginning your own Christian heritage. How exciting for God to use you this way! He is so good.
What do you love? What are you grateful for? Please share on your blog and come link up here so that we can read about how God is working in your life. If you don’t have a blog, please leave a comment to share what you are grateful for!