At my grandchildren’s school they have Grandparent’s day. We meet their teachers, listen to the children sing and explain their lessons, and of course, hear a pitch for contributions to the school.

Grandparent’s day has got me thinking. Is the nature of God more like a mother or father, or is it possible that God is more like a Grandparent. God has certainly been around for a while. Grandparents are often more generous, more forgiving,, and less judgmental than parents. Grandparents are interested in their grandchildren’s accomplishments, but don’t get caught up so much in yelling at the referees or worry about  things that won’t be important 20 years from now.

Next time you saunter down the park trail ask yourself, “Is the nature of God more like a grandparent?”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Such a comforting thought! Yes, my grandparents loved me without judgement but with gentle guidance. So does Our Father love us even more!!

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