‘I will declare wise sayings; I will speak mysteries from the past — things we have heard and known and that our fathers have passed down to us. We must not hide them from their children, but must tell a future generation the praises of the Lord , His might, and the wonderful works He has performed.’ (Psalms 78:2-4 HCSB)
Families, bloodlines – fascinating … I’d like to know the story of how my maiden name came to be assigned to my people, ‘Coon’. Maybe the men were fresh from a hunt. Maybe, he had been in a fight and had 2 black eyes!
Ours is indeed dotted with horse thieves and moon-shiners along the way. Their life lessons blended in with the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Those who have fed into me one on one, who have rocked me, held me, and swatted me have been a peaceful one, a jolly one, a high maintenance one (!whew!), a wise one, a giving one, and an adventurous one. I am blended by marriage to a nurturing one, an assertive one, and a protector one.
My brothers and I, and now our children are carriers and shelters of our family tales and traditions. It has been intriguing, to have been fed by God’s chosen ones. How He has revealed Himself through their lives. Each spirit, delivering a life story that tells of confusion, clarity, injury, healing … above all, each has been a story of courage and bravery – souls that continue to teach through the God-given theme of their stories.
Name your people today. Describe them in one word. Be blessed in how Father God has grown you through the ancient stories of their lives.