I don’t know why I am surprised, because God can do anything. But I was astonished to discover, a few years ago, that a distant cousin had come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I had no idea.
We hadn’t spoken for years. Then, out of the blue, I received a Christmas card from her, and it included her brand-new testimony of faith.
God is so good.
Two years later, a card arrived from her mother (my aunt) with a similar message.
Well, lookie there. The Lord is up to something. He seems to have His hand on our family … our extended family. How cool is that?
As far as I know, we don’t have any famous Christian leaders, fiery preachers, or mighty missionaries in our ancestry. But we’ve had plenty of regular, everyday people who put their faith in a one-of-a-kind, mighty God.
And He hasn’t given up on us yet.
I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed. (Isaiah 61:8b-9, NIV)
We have been blessed, even if we didn’t know it. God is still building a legacy. That gives me hope for our future generations. If Elohay Yishi, the God of Our Salvation (see Psalm 18:46) has been able to draw kinfolk from every corner of the map (so to speak), then He can do His wonders in those closest to us as well.
Remarkable Redeemer, we’re speaking Your Word over our family. Please continue to build Your kingdom of those we hold dear. Thank You for blessing our clan through many generations. We trust You to continue this miracle in our lives and in the lives of our own children. We ask in faith and in the name of our wonderful Lord, Your Son Jesus Christ.
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