What Will Our Legacy Be?

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6 NLT

My grandmother passed away about 20 years ago.  Leaving everything she owned to her three children.  Antique dishes, silver coffee servers, costume jewelry and a some old furniture.

My mother gave me a few pieces, and one of my favorites was a little round lidded burgundy container.  It was my Grandmother’s sewing box.  I could remember it so vividly sitting on the shelf at her house. She would often pull it out, to repair a clothing item, or fix a torn dolls dress for me. I would sit and watch her, as she would tell me a kitty story while she worked. I cherished that special time with her.

However, my grandmother left behind so much more than a few keep sakes.  She left behind a legacy of love and commitment to her church. She taught by example the importance of knowing the Lord through, church attendance, community dinners, church bazaars, and church fundraisers. If the doors of the church were open, she was there: learning, serving, teaching, and enjoying fellowship time with friends.

She taught her children and grandchildren the importance of the Word of God, through her priorities. That our life was about more than just daily work and waiting for vacations. Life was about Jesus and learning to love and serve others. That was her real legacy.

What will your legacy be?

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, train us in your ways of mercy, forgiveness and love, so we may pass them on to our children and grandchildren. So they may seek you and love you as we do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.