Who is an Outstanding Christian?
30 years ago at a Christian high school, I asked students this: “Which currently living person do you think is an outstanding Christian, and why do you think so?”
I guessed most would name a famous person: I was wrong. Nine out of 10 named persons close to home: friends, pastors, teachers, parents, and, maybe you guessed it, grandparents.
- “My grandma uses everything that she has for God. Even though she 70 and has arthritis, she works hard for the church every week.”
- “My grandfather because he sings with the Christian songs on the radio. He lives what he says like taking in an entire family when their house burned down.’
- “My grandparents are a great support to all our family. My grandmother has cancer, but they rely on God so much I do not think anyone could meet them and say there is no God.”
- “I really respect my Aunt Jane because she didn’t lose faith when she and her husband couldn’t have children. She instead thanked God for the opportunity to adopt a child and love this child as one of her own.”
At NPC, we treasure grandparents; we see you as “unsung heroes” in helping nurture your grandchildren to walk in God’s ways.