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How is it a familiar story can fall with such a new thought ….

“The total number of Jacob’s direct descendants who went with him to Egypt, not counting his sons’ wives, was sixty-six. In addition, Joseph had two sons who were born in Egypt. So altogether, there were seventy members of Jacob’s family in the land of Egypt.” (Genesis 46:26-27, NLT)

Much like Jacob, I am traveling through my life. In actuality, I am more than half-way there. My children are now raised and there are grandchildren.

There have been many a time, my own two children have heard me say, “If one day I stand before the Lord and they are also not present before His throne, nothing else done in this life will have mattered.”

My desire for my children to know and pursue God is great and deep. I think Jacob knows the feeling as well.

When God calls him to go to Egypt, he brings all of them in tow. All sixty-six descendants, not counting the women, went with him to Egypt. He left no one behind.

It is nothing short of a miracle to raise children who know and love the Lord with all their heart, soul and mind. May we, as parents, believe and ask in prayer for this miracle in our families.

When I stand before Him, I want to be next to Grandma and Grandpa Spano, my own parents, my husband and I, my two children, my grandchildren and those yet to come. I want to rejoice that we all made it and are present before His throne because of His great power at work in our lives.

And all because each generation believed.

“Your name, O Lord, endures forever; your fame, O Lord, is known to every generation.(Psalm 135:13, NLT)


Today I am joining … Testimony Tuesday and Unite and True Story and RaRa Linkup and Intentional Tuesday .