This is the one day that all of us with Grandparents should stop and take the time to honor them for the footprints that they left for us to follow. It is their hardships and suffering and their doing without of just the everyday necessities in order to pave the way for us to be sitting in the nice homes and driving the nice cars we drive today.
This generation lacks the real respect that is so due our grandparents. When this generation stop and consider how they can go to public schools, colleges, and even dare to become CEO’s of company, Professors of Universities, and colleges, and yes even the president of the United States, they will recognize how blessed they are. They will be over whelmed with humility when they allow themselves to think back and dare to remember how some of their grandparents were killed just to try to go in the front doors of restaurants and drink from public fountains.
There is not enough paper or time to recall all the horrible things they had to experience for us to be able to attain the positions, money, prestige, and recognition that we do today. We need to stop just for a moment of time to reflect and think of how far we have come, even though we still have a long way to go, it was all due to the sacrifice that was made by our grandparents, or you may say forefathers.
Parents it is time to for you make sure there are pictures on the wall or on the mantel that show these wonderful trailblazers. Parents it is time that we sit down and do as the Bible tells us in ( Joel 1: 3), and pass our knowledge down to our children and they are to tell their children after them about their heritage and about our mighty God and how he gave our grandparents the strength and wisdom to leave the path for us to follow. We should make sure our children know all their grandparents and their history and how it connects to them.
Young men and women it is time that you start showing respect for your grandparents by showing the love and honor for the important role that have played in your parents life and yours. Young people it is time that you stop and realize that without your grandparents this day would not be possible.
Scripture emphatically tells us in Leviticus that we are to rise or stand up in the presence of our elders with the gray hair. Proverbs tells us to admire the strength of youth and respect the gray hair of age. Leviticus 19: 32, tells us that we are to “show respect for old people and honor them. Reverently obey me; I am the Lord.” Proverbs 16: 31 tells us that “Grey hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.”
Let us all stop on this great day and remember our grandparent whether they are still with us or gone to their eternal rest. There should be a special time to sit reminisce and go through all the memorabilia that you have retained that bring to mind many of the important incidences in order for the memory to be carried forward to the next generation after you. People we should never allow our children or their children to ever forget their grandparents for they were the real pioneers for our generation and beyond.