On Paul’s second missionary journey, he and Barnabas had just split up and decided to go their separate ways. It was then that Paul met Timothy “The son of a certain Jewish woman who believed, but his father was Greek. He was well spoken of by the brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium” (Acts 16:1-2). Eventually, Paul left Timothy and Silas behind to encourage and strengthen the churches in Macedonia.
We may never know how many people are in Christ as a result of Timothy’s ministry. But we do know that before God used Timothy to share the gospel to the multitudes, He used Lois and Eunice to share the gospel with Timothy.
In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he says, “When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and you mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.” (2 Timothy 1:5 NKJV). Later he encourages Timothy to “continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:14-15 NKJV).
Thank you, to all the mothers and grandmothers who not only pass their faith on to their children and grandchildren but also live lives modeling that faith. Only God knows fully the fruit that will come from your labor.