Lois” means “agreeable” and Eunice means “good victory; victorious.” They were victorious in passing their faith on to one boy who impacted many.
Their story: 2 Timothy 1:3-7
Lois and Eunice are mentioned only once in Scripture, but Timothy is mentioned many times. Timothy traveled and worked with Paul. Paul often sent Timothy to check on the churches they had established and to help the new believers spiritually and practically with the ministry believers are called to do. Paul wrote two letters to Timothy filled with information he needed. They were also shared with the churches Timothy visited. In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, Paul reminded Timothy of his heritage and mentioned two women by name – Timothy’s grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice. Paul described their genuine faith and told Timothy he has it too. In other places, Paul wrote that when unpretentious, unwavering faith is combined with a pure heart and a clear conscience, it yields a love that is pure and loyal (2 Corinthians 6:6). This love is the inner work of the Holy Spirit and is expressed through kindness, wisdom, and patience (1 Timothy 1:5). Then, Paul encouraged Timothy to remember that God gave him authority and power, this agape kind of love, and the ability to make sound decisions.
Their legacy for us: It was a grandmother’s and mother’s example of loving God, trusting Him and loving others expressed in their ordinary daily lives that was passed down to the next generation. Whether we are intentional or not, our ordinary daily living is an example that will impact the younger generations we come into contact with and they will impact others. Each one an eternal being in a physical soul. Our reach is much bigger than we could imagine. We don’t have to have a big name or platform to make big differences.
Our response to Him: What can I do today that reveals by my actions I love You and trust You? How can I bring my children along as I reach out to others who need You? Regardless of the heritage I have received, help me bring the next generation closer to You.