Keeping in Touch with our Grand Kids: The Internet and the Spirt

 

DSCN1021While Alan was at a psychiatry conference in Detroit last weekend, DSCN0937 I was able to spend some time with Kathy, Iris, and Oliver. DSCN0943Because they are our only grandchildren within 700 miles, DSCN0941 Alan and I especially delight in opportunities be with these grand kids (in person) and always feel like a million dollars when they are comfortable with us DSCN0942—and even partial to us!!1504053_10151937016696863_1345166224_nI never cease to be grateful for living in the digital age, however, so we can also IMG_6370catch glimpses into the lives of our other grandchildren!

Judah's 2nd birthdayJudah turned two not long ago, and even though his family lives in South Korea,Home schoolingwe get little insights into their daily lives. 983586_10202755791712607_2047371150_nGiles is the last of the Quadrivium to turn two. He still has to wait a month!-1Here’s Sophie, our youngest grand baby.132Seeing pictures of the kids just makes me want to hold them!!! Sigh.Amelie 2

Do you have loved ones far away that you miss too? During these days when our family has to live so far apart, I feel much better being able to keep in touch via the internet: Facebook, Skype, blogs, emails, etc.  Aren’t you thankful for these methods of communicating with loved ones? Are you making an effort to keep up with those near to your heart but far from your home? You probably know this already, but have you thought lately about how much God loves you? How He looks down from heaven and longs to hold you? How he desires communion with you and has provided prayer and God’s Word (the Bible) as a means for keeping in contact?  I like to think of the Holy Spirit as a bit like the internet: It is His ministry that brings us into the presence of God where we can commune with Him. Thank you, Father, for all these wonderful blessings to keep love relationships strong even while we’re so far apart from one another!

Jesus said, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever[…]the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you” (John 14:16,26).

(I was only able to take the pictures of Kathy’s family myself; the rest were shared by my kids…via the internet, of course! 🙂 )