As you have likely heard, Andre Crouch, one of the major vessels used by the Lord in worship this past century, moved to glory and became one of the great cloud of witnesses this past week.
As the story goes, Andre’s grandmother laid hands upon him when he was a child (aged 9-10 or so). She asked for him to receive the gift, specifically of playing the piano. Did she know what she was releasing through the Lord? Andre, immediately began to play the piano.
He did many, many things. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andra%C3%A9_Crouch
But, I’m drawn to the faithfulness of his grandmother...of his street-preaching parents.
Think on this.
We really do not know how the Lord will use our daily faithfulness in the future.
What is it that you may today...especially related to children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren...that will impact the world and the Kingdom of God in the future?
May we be as Andre’s family.
May we be as Timothy’s.
2 Timothy 1:5
5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.
Paul, in encouraging, exhorting and “passing the baton” to Timothy, reminded him of the faith of his family and of his (Paul’s) certainty that true faith dwelt in Timothy.
May we live this way.
Sincere faith manifested day-to-day.
Sincere faith impacting the following generations.
This is true legacy.