My grandson and I were driving to my house from the library a couple of days ago. As we drove, I told him how I had been stuffing treat bags with goodies at church that morning in preparation for the church's annual "Trunk or Treat" coming up on Halloween! As we talked, I realized how close it was getting and that I needed to set out all of my own goodies soon so I didn't get caught flat-footed and empty-handed. So off we went to print out bookmarks and coloring pages and find last year's Pass-it-on cards to put in the big bowls, along with the yummy candies, including my senior mom's Snickers and my M&M peanuts!
Later, I was thinking about this past week's coloring page and the verse, God is faithful, and immediately thought of one of the sweet old Christian hymns I love – Great Is THY Faithfulness." But oh my, when I tried to sing it to my grandchild, I realized I had forgotten most of the words! So off I headed to Hymnal.net to find those encouraging lyrics including,
"Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided, Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Definitely sweet encouragement for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, as we trust in and rely on our awesome God to keep us going, keep us sane :), keep us walking close to Him AND keep us teaching our grandchildren these vital truths – music is certainly one of my favorite ways of leaving a sweet spiritual legacy of His love in their hearts! What's your favorite way?
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