Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | January 12, 2023

Different But Equally Important

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)

I was talking to a childhood friend of mine on the phone this evening, and while reminiscing with her, we both agreed that there is definitely a time and season for everything in our lives. We laughed hard at some of my failed attempts at keeping youthful. Here between us, I’ve tried to keep up with my grandchildren by playing catch and soccer, as well as racing and climbing on playground toys.

While I do feel young and youthful, my body is no longer that of a teenager.  It has let me know by some scrapes, bruises and breaks while playing with children who were below the age of ten.

My friend and I have also decided that God does not give babies to women over a certain age group because we must bear children while our bodies are strong and able to not just carry babies to term but also deal with the needs of raising them.

I am thankful for the three sons God has given me and beyond elated for the ten grandsons I have. I am also very much aware that raising those children is a task that belongs to my sons and their spouses, who are young, strong and very capable of raising them, as I was when I raised my own.

I am at the stage called grandparenthood, to love on, to be a role model to, and to spoil (why not?) my grandchildren. I love that I can be a part of their lives, and I hope that I can positively impact their lives for Jesus. I want them to love Jesus as I do, to know Him as their Lord and Savior, and to be conduits of His love to anyone in need of it.

I want to be a woman who can be a mentor and a guide to younger generations, to encourage them and to help them to find their strength and purpose; to spur them on as they follow their path in life and become their best for the Lord.

Each life stage is an opportunity – a gift to show the world the love of God. The seasons may vary, but we remain God’s children and He will always be our Abba, our Father.

“Abba, thank You for the seasons of life and for each opportunity You give to us to shine Your light. Each stage is treasured and equally important. We are grateful.”


For His Glory

Luska Natali
TRBC Women’s Life

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