I can see her in me as I relish in the role of Grandma Deby. She was always playing, reading, teaching us. Be it on the floor, at the table, on the couch with her arm around one of us as we cuddled in next to her as close as we could get. She had the gift of making each one of us feel as though we were one to be treasured. My Grandma Dorothy.
G'ma Dorothy was a little woman with a huge heart. I loved seeing her under 5ft frame enveloped in a hug with my over 6ft sons. We always kidded that they stole their height from her. She gave me many "gifts" throughout my life that I am still using. Not material items, but items from her heart. She gave me a gift of roots and through her recollections, the persons I am from, came alive. Without her, I wouldn't know the incidents, there wouldn't be any "personalization" of the persons, just names and dates.
This "personalization" is one of the reasons I am so in love with His Word. He has given me recollections of my ancestors, persons I have come from and they are now part of my life, my heart. No longer are they just names in a book, but my great, great, greats, grandparent, aunt, uncle. They are part of my lineage. My lineage to my ABBA. His Bible records it all.
How much satan wants us to believe we can not be a part of this lineage. he wants us to believe the lies that we don't belong, therefore we can not be saved. It is one of his biggest lies which he throws out so we begin to doubt. And when we begin to doubt, we begin to take our focus off of our ABBA and onto ourselves. We begin to doubt we are able to be who and what ABBA designed us to be. We begin to believe we are "unclean" and must be "barred from priestly work". We begin to doubt our lineage.
From the moment we accept Christ as our Savior, we become locked into His Family. Christ is our High Priest, The Bridge Builder, to our ABBA. It is through Him we then become a priest to carry out the duty of bringing others to Him. To His Family. Our Family.
"The governor ruled that they could not eat from the holy food until a priest could determine their status with the Urim and Thummim."(2:63)
How thankful I am it isn't just "a" priest, but "The Priest" who has searched out and determined my status. He "bought" me into His Family.
How blessed I am to eat The Holy Food for eternity.