It doesn’t get the hype of Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, but here it is, every September – Grandparents Day – a day to remember to honor and respect and heap love upon the grandparents amongst us – they don’t even have to be your own grandparents – but extra bonus if they are.
We live in a culture that places a high value on youthfulness, beauty and athleticism. Wrinkles and gray hair are seen as a curse to be fixed at any cost. However, in his wisdom, Solomon saw great value in old age which would bring with it wrinkles and gray hair. Proverbs 16:31 says, “Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.” One who lived long enough for gray hair could revel in their beautiful silver crown – and be honored and respected by others. And years before Solomon, God told Moses to instruct the people to, “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:32).
This week – watch for ways you can show honor and respect to the silver crowned people in your life – as well as those in the grocery store.
(Whoops! This was typed and I thought I had sent it yesterday, but apparently not. My grandma and my children’s grandma (my mom) are visiting and we’ve been having such a great time together – I wasn’t paying great attention to my email I guess. Well – keep celebrating Grandparents Day – I think God would like it to be a daily celebration!)