For some the word "legacy" means what ancestors leave a family in the form of wealth or material things. It also refers to the effect a person had on others while he or she was alive.For most the word "Legacy" is something that remains after we leave this world – something that speaks of our lives. For the Christian the word "Legacy" is actually much broader than wealth, personal items, kind words and deeds.
God’s desire is that we invest our life in a way that glorifies Him—to leave a "Legacy" that is far beyond anything because it has eternal significance.
This week we laid to rest my motherinlove, also known as Mama, Nanny, 2-Nanny and simply Nanny Conner. The legacy she left for her 4 children and their spouses, her 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren will go on from generation to generation. The way she loved her family was evident to all that knew her. But the way she loved Jesus will reach beyond those yet to be born simply because she left a legacy of "Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. No one goes to the Father except through Him".
I read this phrase once.....
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
My prayer is that I leave a legacy that will point others towards Christ. What kind of legacy will you leave?
Hugs and blessings, Cindy