Encouraging Bible Verses Remind Us About Leaving More Than A House to the Next Generation

by Kaye Swain

I've been so blessed as I've been reading 90 Days of God's Goodness by Randy Alcorn – one of the best Christian devotions books I've read. It's been very encouraging to me as I've been reading his thoughts and seeing the comforting Bible verses he selected to encourage those of all ages, from young adults to senior citizens, going through various trials full of pain and suffering, grief and loss. I chose these encouraging Scriptures from the book for Word-Filled Wednesday, as they are such a great reminder for all of us in the Sandwich Generation.

These encouraging Bible verses remind the Sandwich Generation to keep real estate needs and issues in their proper priority

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, Who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory! Colossians 3:1-4

One of the sweet quotes from it, that especially touched this Sandwich Generation grandma's heart, was from the story about Randy Alcorn's own senior mom:

For Christians, death is not a wall but a doorway. Death is not a last good-bye but a "See you later." When my mother died, it felt like part of me went to Heaven with her. After Mom's death, I returned from my parents' house…and woke…my groggy not-quite-three-year-old daughter, "Do you know where Grandma Alcorn is right now?"

Karina smiled and said, "Yes, Daddy – she's in Heaven."

Many people put so much time and energy into dealing with the division of their estates when they are gone, and that is important. But what a wonderful "spiritual estate" this grandma has left in the life of her sweet grandchild, as well as her son, whose books have touched the hearts of so many for the Lord. And what a wonderful goal for all of us in the Sandwich Generation – to touch the lives of our families for God in big and little ways each day, whether by reading to them about the Lord or ministering to them as we help them take care of their homes, or whatever specific directions the Lord leads us in.  🙂

Spiritual Sundays are full of encouraging and comforting Bible verses and praise and worship hymn songs and music to bless the Sandwich Generation family.jpg


Word-Filled Wednesday is full of encouraging and comforting Bible verses and cute pictures for the Sandwich Generation

From the Heart May 18, 2011 at 9:24 am

Another great verse.

ozjane May 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

They are not lost…for we know where they are.

Ginger May 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Beautiful verse and quote.

Wanda May 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Great pick for today. Wishing you a blessed Word-filled Wednesday.

Joan May 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm

It is so comforting to know when our loved ones know Christ and that we will one day be with them again in Heaven.


Charlotte May 18, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Randy Alcorn really makes heaven “come alive”. The scripture in the clouds is very pretty.
Hope you’re having a good week.

lori May 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

Indeed…this is what I needed to hear THIS morning, not yesterday…setting my mind on things above! Thank you Kaye for this incredibly well timed Word!!

peace, lori

Kaye Swain May 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Thanks, Alice 🙂

Kaye Swain May 25, 2011 at 9:35 pm

AMEN, Ozjane! 🙂

Kaye Swain May 25, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Thanks, Ginger 🙂

Kaye Swain May 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Hi Wanda, Thanks 🙂

Kaye Swain May 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Amen, Joan, AMEN 🙂

Kaye Swain May 25, 2011 at 9:37 pm

He is great, isn’t he, Charlotte 🙂

Kaye Swain May 25, 2011 at 9:37 pm

🙂 Thanks for the encouraging words, Lori 🙂

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