Bible memory verses and songs about heaven for grandparents and their grandkids

The Sandwich Generation issues can lead to discouraging days but keeping our eyes on God rather than ourselves can make all the difference in the worldIt's been SUCH a WEEK! A week full of joy and a week full of sorrow. A week of health and a week with a bit of the tummy bug among some of my Sandwich Generation family. A week of feeling positive and a week of feeling down. As I write this, I have to smile, because that probably describes just about every week, doesn't it. Only this one seems to have been in technicolor. 

I was praying about what heavenly verse to choose as I drove home from babysitting grandchildren. I had just called my senior mom to see how she was feeling since she has continued to feel just a bit under the weather. And then I remembered a question from one of my grandkids about whether we will understand God when we are in heaven. And as I thought about his question, and about all that is going on – some of which I confess, I don't understand – I remembered what I told my grandson. It definitely encouraged me and I pray it will you as well.

1 Corinthians 13 has many encouraging Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation from Love is patient to someday know fully

When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:11-12

It's true. We do NOT always understand what is going on down on this old earth. But someday. SOME GLORIOUS DAY. We WILL understand! And until then, we can cling to Him, and to the wonderful promises of God in the Bible like these, which have been extra close to my heart this week:

  • Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
  • We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
  • With those as a foundation, we are also able to read and obey 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 

NOT because we are perfect. BUT because HE is perfect! And HE has made these promises. And HE NEVER lets us down.

Just typing this, I feel better. I pray that as you read this, you feel better as well. AND that we can truly know and share this blessing and joy with our loved ones, including our aging parents who may be joining Him soon, and our grandchildren. What a wonderful way of leaving a spiritual legacy of joy, and comfort, and love!

For more sweet and comforting Bible verses and words of encouragement, do visit Word-Filled Wednesday, Women Living Well, and Teaching What is Good. Blessings to you this week IN HIM.

One of the many questions my grandkids ask me about heaven is, "Will there be food in heaven?" Thanks to the encouraging Bible memory verses about heaven this week for our kids and grand children series, I can easily answer, "yes, and now you will know why I say yes!" Talk about happy little campers, not to mention a happy Sandwich Generation granny nanny. 🙂 

The encouraging Bible verses in Revelation 22 about heaven gave me the answer for the kids and grand children that YES there is food in heaven

Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2 in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month ; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1-2

Can you imagine TWELVE kinds of fruit on one tree! And a crop EVERY month! Wow! What fun to think about – for our kids and grandkids AND for ourselves!

And don't forget, you can find even more encouraging Bible verses and devotionals at Word-Filled Wednesday and Teaching What is Good. Also…

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The Lord s Prayer - Encouraging Bible memory verses for childrenAt church on Sunday, our pastor reminded us that Thursday is the National Day of Prayer. Then he read from Matthew 6 which includes one of the passages of "The Lord's Prayer."  A few years ago, my grandchildren and I enjoyed learning that special prayer with the help of the little printable sheet to the left, but recently I've noticed they need a bit of a refresher. Talk about perfect timing for this week with the Day  of Prayer AND our Bible memory verses on heaven for our children and grand kids.

What does the Lord's Prayer have to do with heaven, you might ask. It answers one of my grandkids' most common questions – "will there be ANY sin in heaven, Grandma?" 

Encouraging Bible verses from Matthew 6 for grandkids in AND out of the Sandwich Generation

Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.  Matthew 6:9-13

I love that this passage reminds us that God's will IS done in heaven and that leaves NO room for sin! My grandchildren are definitely looking forward to that and so am I!

Join me and my Sandwich Generation family in enjoying a lovely Word-Filled Wednesday full of more encouraging Bible verses, along with other creative ideas for leaving a spiritual  legacy in the hearts and lives of our grandkids at Teaching What Is Good and Women Living Well. Don't forget to spend time praying tomorrow along with any of the grandkids or senior parents that may be around – for our whole world as well as each of our countries. It's a wonderful way of teaching our grandchildren to serve others by praying for them. And with all that's going on nowadays, we ALL definitely need that prayer so much, don't we….

When this Sandwich Generation granny nanny looks up at the clouds beautifully made by God I am reminded of the encouraging and comforting Bible verses in 1 Thessalonians that Jesus WILL return for meAs I wrote earlier this week, my grandkids and I have been thoroughly enjoying flying the easy kites for kids that my grandson and I discovered at Walmart. And oh, what fun to stand there and watch the smiles on their faces as we saw their kites soar up into the heavens. Such a treat. Especially with the gusty winds moving the clouds in and out of huge billowy formations. For that matter, my senior mom and I have enjoyed those same clouds, so poofy and gorgeous in the sky, as we've taken walks together several times this week. As we kept our eyes up, we could see so many changes and it added to the fun of the walks.

During this same time period, my grandkids and I have been keeping our eyes on the spiritual side of heaven while working on their encouraging and oh-so-comforting Bible memory verses about heaven for the grand kids (which have blessed me as well, I might add)-

Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

As you might imagine, these sweet words keep running through my mind every time I look up at the sky. Especially when the light from the sun catches the clouds in just that awesome way to make everything glow! Gorgeous!!!

When my granddaughter and I heard I Will Rise, by Chris Tomlin, on the radio, I knew it was the perfect song for this week and these verses. What do you think? Just click the arrow on the latest of my Smilebox eCards creations and enjoy.

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I don't know about you, but that definitely gives me some sweet "goose bumps" this week. I'm so longing for no more tears and no more pain. And oh, to hear those angels sing, "Worthy is the Lamb!"  As much as I'm blessed to be used by God in this Sandwich Generation season of life, I will be so glad when it is no longer necessary BECAUSE of no more illnesses! How about you? 🙂  I'm praying you are as blessed as me here and while reading other comforting and encouraging Bible verses at Spiritual Sunday. Enjoy. 🙂