“They’d sell their own grandmother!” Amos 2:7 (The Message Bible) (check reference)
March 11 was National Grandmother’s Day—another Hallmark Day—but that’s okay. If Hallmark makes a few extra bucks by reminding us to honor our grandmothers, than that makes a grandma happy. I’m a grandmother. I didn’t get any cards, but that’s okay, too. I know Mikaila, Nate, and Mason love their “grammy.”
Our grandchildren each have three grandmothers—one is a “great” (my mother) who is 91-years old. Last week she received a phone call from her eldest grandchild, and you would have thought she won the lottery. Grandmothers are like that. They love their grandchildren almost as much as their own children or maybe even more!). For a short while, I was a foster grandmother, and I fell in love with Jose and Tony in the brief time they were mine. Grandmothers are like that.
When God used the metaphor of selling grandma, it becomes clear to any of us that have, or have had a loving grandmother, just how much he despised the reckless, greedy, sinful lifestyle of his chosen people.
Dear Lord, I honor the memory of my grandmothers—one known and one unknown to me. Amen