Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

Music has been an important part of my family’s life. Just as I remember sitting on the piano bench with my mother, it’s pleasing to see my granddaughter’s hand between my daughter’s as they “tickle the ivories.”

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Find more examples of “between” HERE.

As I processed this picture, I thought how beautifully it represents the process of discipleship. As my mother passed on a love for music to me, I passed that down to my daughter, who is now sharing that passion with her own daughters. When we recently visited their home, the two-year old sang “let it go” (just that phrase) repeatedly for about 30 minutes. I know that my mother is blessed to see her grands and greats follow her example.

In a similar fashion, the Apostle Paul shared with his spiritual son, Timothy, a pattern for discipleship; the passing down of spiritual truth to future generations. He said:

The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.  2 Timothy 2:2 (NASB)

Much as a parent imparts truth/skills to a child, every follower of Christ should embrace the role of being a spiritual parent to the point that they are able to see at least spiritual great-grandchildren – four generations (Paul – Timothy – Faithful Men – Others) – following them as imitators of Christ Jesus.

For some more thoughts and suggested resources on this topic, check out a previous post “Me, Disciple Someone.”

7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

  1. A special capture of a very special moment. I love the idea of passing a love of music on to multiple generations. I especially enjoy playing duets with my 8-year-old granddaughter who loves music just as I do. Sometimes a simple moment is a very special gift. Lovely post!

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    • Thank you, Tina. Those simple moments are gifts, indeed. My camera is always nearby when the grandkids are visiting. It’s wonderful that you are able to share those musical moments with your granddaughter, as well!

      I’m glad you stopped by and left these kind comments!

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  2. This was truly an awesome post. I loved the photo and think it was an excellent ‘between’ illustration but what I related to most was the way you successfully used it to incorporate a spiritual message; very very well done. There is no triple like button here unfortunately, so I just get to click ‘Like’ once, and to share my own submission with you. Great job! http://galeweithers.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/between-life-weekly-photo-challenge/

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    • Thank you, Gale. You scored “triple like” in my book by taking the time to comment. Thanks for your special words! I enjoyed your submission, as well! While I have traveled to South America, I’ve never been to the Eastern Hemisphere. One day, perhaps!

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