Teachable Moments

There are many ‘Teachable moments’ as we watch our children and grandchildren grow. The most valuable ones come from our times of adversity and sadly, heartbreaks. The important thing is to not overlook these teachable moments, and to learn that they should be marked as a monument that will remind our children that when we are anchored in God, no storm will wash us away!

It is sad to think that there are millions of children who have no monuments to look to for assurance. Thank God for my parents and grandparents, who built monuments for me so that now my children and precious grandchildren can ask; “What do these stones mean?”

 (Joshua 4:6-7 NLT)  We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future your children will ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘They remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the LORD’s Covenant went across.’ These stones will stand as a memorial among the people of Israel forever.”

 (Exodus 13:14 NLT)And in the future, your children will ask you, ‘What does all this mean?‘ Then you will tell them, ‘With the power of His mighty hand, the LORD brought us out of Egypt, the place of our slavery.

My grandmother had this picture (below) hanging in her living room when I was a small child. When I asked her; “What does this mean?” she seized that as a teachable moment and began to tell me of the many times God watched over her family and how He sends angels to protect us. I now have this same picture in my house.


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