I know – at 43 I am kind of young to have grandkids – but have a close look at this picture. It is a picture of spiritual generations – a snapshot of true discipleship where the learner goes on to teach others and the multiplying process repeats itself.
On the far right is Susie Walther. She spent time teaching and training me more than 10 years ago. Next to me is Patriece Johnson, whom I had the privilege of mentoring back before she was married with kids. Next to Patriece are Vanessa and Alana, women whom Patriece is investing her life in… (my spiritual grandkids!)
“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2
Do you see? Discipleship is more than just teaching and transformation… It is reproducing – that’s the Jesus Model.
“Remember those who led you, who spoke the Word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7
How grateful I am, how lucky we are, to have had women who invested in us. Women who were worthy of imitating!