Jottings – Answered Prayer
Commenting on 2 Timothy 1:5 –
“I have in my desk an old, old photograph. It is a photograph of my great-grandfather, just a farmer in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The photograph is almost faded out with age, though I have tried to keep it covered from the light, because I wanted to have it as long as I might live, for this reason: I have been told many, many times by those who knew my great-grandfather—people who have long since gone home to heaven, but used to know me, and whom I knew as a child;—they told me how that great-grandfather of mine, at the close of every day, used to gather all his family,—and it was a large family—and all his farm-hands—and he had a large farm—about him and have family worship.
He always prayed for the salvation and the blessing of his children and his children’s children unto the third and fourth generations—and I come in there. As I look at the grizzled face of that old Scottish farmer I thank God for a godly heritage, and I thank Him for the way in which He has answered prayer.”
H. A. Ironside, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, (Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1947), p. 163.