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Grandparents and parents

Old men and old women will again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each man with his staff in his hand, because of the multitude of days. And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets. Thus says the Lord of hosts, “If it is too difficult in the sight of the remnant of this people in those days, will it also be too difficult in my sight?” (Zachariah 8:4-6)

God is silently planning for you in love

Right through the history of the nation of Israel, God sought to impress upon them the enduring nature of his love. He loved them with an everlasting love (Jer. 31:3; Deut. 4:37). He told them that the response that he sought was their love in return (Deut. 6:5). But they were just like us. They constantly doubted his love. Yet God kept on loving them. When they complained that he had forgotten them, he replied in those tender words of Isaiah 49:15: "Can a woman forget her sucking child that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?

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