Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Memories...

Yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I mentioned about how gifted many people in my church family, are.  True talent, to be sure.

I also mentioned about attending adult Sunday school class.  And, about how it is truly a Bible study class for adults, just with a different name.

Of course, last Thursday evening, I also attended our Prayer Growth Fellowship class.  Again, it's another name for a Bible study class.

Last Thursday evening, it was my turn to bring something for our group to enjoy munching on.  This was another reason why a few days earlier, I had baked so many dozens of cookies!

In addition to those who normally attend our group, there was someone new there, for their first (1st) time.  One of my grandsons!

About a year ago, my grandson N left Windsor and went to live with his dad, in London, Ontario; shortly afterwards, they moved to Ottawa, Ontario.  But, for a short while now, he's been in town, visiting!

On Wednesday, I had given my grandson N a ride to his mom's (my daughter B).  You see, N had been visiting with some of his cousins (my grandsons) at his aunt P's (my daughter) home. 

While driving, N let me know that he's been praying for me. 

Wow!  How blessed I felt, when he told me that he'd been praying for healing for me.  I silently thanked God!  And, aloud... thanked N.

We discussed my new church family and worship time, but N let me know he wasn't going to be able to join me for worship on Sunday.  To my surprise, he suggested he join me for Bible study, when he found out I go on Thursdays.

After making arrangements to pick N up the next day and take him with me to the Bible study class, he exited my van.  And, I praised God aloud.  Thank You, Jesus, was about all I could say, as I made my way home.

In any case, I felt blessed having my grandson join me for our Bible study class, last Thursday.  We studied God's Word, together. 

Thinking about studying, brought to mind 2 Timothy 2:15, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

See!  We were told to study, to show ourselves approved unto God. 

We, His children, need to study His Word.  We need to not be ashamed doing this, either! 

Studying, educates us to understand what God expects of us.  Reading His Word, the Bible, and being taught, helps us to rightly divide the word of truth.  Just as we read in the verse, above.

Having my grandson, N with me, created a wonderful memory that I will cherish, always.  Just as I cherish another memory of the past.

Whenever I think of this verse, I think of my now deceased husband, Gordon.

Even though we each had various study Bibles, I found most of them rather heavy to carry into our worship time with our church family.  So, one Christmas, he gave me a small Bible.

This Bible, is the one I have used ever since.  It is easy to hold, when reading.  It fits into my purse.  And, obviously... into my life.

Yes, I do sometimes use a study Bible, but mostly I read the one Gordon gave me.

In it, he wrote... Dec 25, 1997  To Lynn:  II Timothy 2:15  Love Always, Your Husband, Gordon.


Until next time...

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