From God’s Hands to Ours


Last month God entrusted a gift beyond measure to our daughter Kristin and our son-in-law Shawn. He blessed them with precious twin sons, and as a result, my husband Don and I became grandparents and were above-and-beyond blessed as well. I’m still on cloud nine of Grandma heaven.

From God’s hands to ours. To Kristin and Shawn, the gift and responsibility of parenthood; and to us, the gift and responsibility of grandparenthood. Sacred trusts indeed. Trusts we don’t take lightly, especially after the long wait to receive these precious gifts.

Some of the gifts and tasks God entrusts to us are long-haul responsibilities. Parenthood and grandparenthood fall into that category. We will never outgrow those roles now. Isaiah and James will always be looking to us and depending on all of us to fulfill our respective roles.

Will we be faithful to always be there for these precious boys—these gifts God entrusted to us—saying and doing what’s best for them? I pray so. With God’s help, I know Kristin and Shawn will do their best and so will we.

From his hands to ours, God entrusts all of us with gifts, tasks, callings, and/or challenges. What people or things has he placed in your hands? In mine? Are we faithfully trying to honor the trust he’s given us? Are we in it for the long haul when needed? Let’s live up to God’s trust.

“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2

*What are some of the gifts or responsibilities God has entrusted to you?

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*Photo by Bella Baby


  1. Congratulations on your double dose of little blessings! Your family has received those two precious miracles from God and He has trusted that each of you will provide them guidance and love for “the long haul”. Your hearts must be bursting with happiness…

  2. New life–what a precious gift! Praising God with you!

  3. Fantastic photo, Cheryl! Those little feet. . . oh my.

  4. Jana, this picture was taken the day the boys were dismissed from the hospital. I love it, too!

  5. Cheryl – Your two little grandbabies are so blessed to be part of your wonderful family, where they will be loved, and cherished. I love the photo you posted. So precious.

  6. Mairéad, thanks so much. They are loved and cherished indeed — we waited for them for so long. I’m still blown away by God’s goodness to bless our family with two babies like He did. And I agree about the photo, too. It’s one of my favorites.

  7. Cheryl these babies are just beyond adorable. Such sweet, sweet blessings!

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