I had the chance to connect with my Oma today as she just so happened to be in town. She lives in Saskatchewan, so we rarely have the chance to connect face to face. This was also her first time getting to meet Cannon face to face as well, so it was a special day.
My Oma always likes to shoot the breeze about a variety of subjects, and being the good grandson that I am (cough, cough), I tried my best to oblige her today. We began our usual chat and then she began to share with me about her spiritual journey with Christ. As an 83 year old, my Oma has walked with Christ for over 70 years. That's a long time!! The best part of my conversation with her today was how full of life she became as she talked about what God was teaching her. Dedicating the majority of her life to the study of God's word, I listened to my Oma share with me about how God's story still captivates her heart. She spoke about how each time she opens the Bible she learns something new about God and how much He loves her and others.
Can you imagine still be captivated by God's story after 70 years? As I sat and listened, and interjected here and there, I couldn't help but be humbled by my Oma's desire to continue to learn. She also spoke about how our lives need to speak of God's love, and our actions need to become louder than our words.
Love for God and love for others needs to be demonstrated. It's in the demonstration of love that love is truly proclaimed in a way that those who do not yet know Christ are able to understand.
I guess there is still a lot that I can learn from my Oma and the Jesus alive in her!!