Using Your Coupons

Sunday, May 14, 2006
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Deuteronomy 4:9 – Be very careful never to forget what you have seen the Lord do for you. Do not let these things escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren. (NLT)

"Grandma, I have my coupons. Can we go eat pizza?" It was my seven-year-old granddaughter, Brooke, with a handful of coupons in her purse.

I couldn't keep from smiling. Many times in her young life, Brooke had seen me presenting coupons to the cashier. We had used them for groceries, burgers, gas, and many other items. Now here she was with coupons she had found on a new calendar. It pleased me immensely that she was following in the steps of her grandmother.

"Brooke, I would love pizza," was my reply. What an enjoyable time we had as we selected our favourites and ate our cheese bread sticks while waiting for the pizza to cook.

I am grateful Brooke chooses to emulate her grandmother in using her coupons, but it is more important that we pass on from one generation to another God's faithfulness in our lives, share answered prayer with our children and grandchildren, read to them about God's great miracles found in the Bible, and tell them all that we see Him do in our lives daily.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the responsibility You have given us to instruct our children and grandchildren from one generation to another. Enable us to keep our spirits open to opportunities You provide which will help us tell them about Your mighty love. Amen.

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Melva Cooper
Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

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