What can we learn from each other?
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV.
I have come to appreciate the wisdom of those who have gone before me. The months before my dad’s death, he became quite reflective, and I would sit like a sponge just drinking in his stories from days long past. My husband asked dad about the day he walked down the aisle and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. I was blessed to have a father-in-law who freely shared his stories. All who took the time to sit and visit found themselves engrossed in a stimulating conversation about God’s Word.
I am now enjoying spending day with my mom who lives just a mile from us. I am thankful for her friendship. I have heard my mother-in-law say, “I don’t want to live my life with regrets.” I think that is a good standard to live by. My children are grown and have families of their own. They have thriving relationships with Jesus Christ that are molded by their own experiences. I love listening to fresh and invigorating thoughts from them about our Lord. I have many Holy moments every time I spend time with my grandsons. I see Jesus in each of them. My husband and I are reading, “Through Their Eyes” together. The thoughts he shares with me take me down avenues I would never think of. They stem from his male thought processes.
We learn from each other. We learn from generations who have gone before us and from those who come behind us and from those who walk beside us. The family of God needs each other. We are the body and we need every part to make us whole.
How do you learn from others in God’s family?
What can you learn from Elizabeth out of Luke chapter 1?