There is a Greek proverb that says: "A society grows when old people plant trees in whose shade they will never sit".
The Scriptures provide many references about the importance of being elders for the generation coming along behind us.
The investing of our lives into activities of caring and mentoring emerging generations will result in a legacy of continuing value and comfort for them after we are gone.
This newsletter features several articles related to grandparenting. For those who are not grandparents, we hope that you will benefit from the content as there are opportunities for all of us to be connected with children and younger generations through our families and friends.
CHAT will be offering a webinar in 2021 as a resource for those of us wanting to learn more about ways we can be more helpful and thoughtful in sharing our lives with our children's and grandchildren's generations.
May we be encouraged by the psalmist's recognition that lives committed to living faithfully into the later years of life are like a healthy tree that will be of mutual benefit to ourselves and future generations.
"They will still bear fruit, in old age they stay fresh and green" (Psalm 92:14)