Legacy: Anything handed down from the past
With reference to the definition, it's the word 'anything' that is frightening. Your legacy can be good or bad. The memories don't fade. Your legacy isn't ambiguous; it's there for everyone to see.
"A righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him."
When I'm gone, I pray my family and friends will carry on.
Not just move on but carry on a legacy of faith.
I will leave behind a few pieces of jewelry, my father's hand-carved walking stick, and the rest of my retirement fund.
But I can't leave them a portion of faith.
There is no such thing as secondhand faith.
I think I've felt too awkward to talk about spiritual things with those I love most. I don't even know why.
O God, give me the words to say and the courage to say them.
About the miracles I've witnessed.
About how you have been faithful even when I have not.
I want them to understand it's not just about being good, moral people. It's not even about doing noble things.
It's about you. It's all about glorifying you.
In this winter of my life, let the fire of my faith shine brightly that they might see.
It's all for your glory!
I will sing of the Lord's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known though all generations
"[God's] mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation."
Reprinted from Living with Purpose in a Worn-out Body by Missy Buchanan. ©2008 by Upper Room Books®. Used by permission from Upper Room Books®.