Chapter 14 – Lois and Eunice
Lois is the only woman mentioned in the Bible specifically as a grandmother. She was Eunice’s mother, Timothy’s grandmother. Lois and Eunice are mentioned in only one verse in the Bible. It’s a quick compliment and oh so important. Here’s the verse:
I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
Paul is the writer of this second letter to Timothy and he has shown us that even one parent, mother or grandmother, can have a profound effect on a child’s faith. Lois and her daughter and grandson lived in a Gentile nation. Timothy’s father was not of the faith and yet Lois passed her Jewish and later Christian beliefs to her daughter who made sure her son was brought up in the saving faith. It must have been hard to do so being surrounded by a nation of unbelievers and in a house where the father was of a different religious heritage. Praise to these women for making it work and raising Timothy who was a faithful companion to Paul and became one of the early ministers of the Church.
Next Saturday – Mary