Have you ever taken time to walk through a graveyard?
It’s actually a great place to start when thinking about legacy. It is sobering to walk through and consider that each of the stones represents the life of someone who has once lived on this earth . The dates on the stones vary; some lived long lives, others seem painfully short even to the casual observer.
Of the many lives represented in the cemetery, each is remembered by something different by those they left behind. There are those who accomplished great things and there are others who lived beneath their potential. There are some who were loved by spouse, children, and life-long friends, while others left a trail of pain behind them, sacrificing relationships for selfishness. Some contributed, some took. Some built, some destroyed. Regardless of their success or failure, one thing remains the same:
Every one of them left a legacy.
Without exception, we will all leave a legacy when we leave this earth and that legacy is being developed right now. Right this minute. It is being created by the way we love our family, where we invest our time, the way we perform our duties at work, and most importantly, by the way we love and serve God. These things and more are creating the “you” people will remember when you are gone.
Throughout the month of June we will look at legacy and answer these questions:
- What is legacy and why is it important?
- What are the different ways people view legacy?
- What are biblical examples of legacy – good and bad?
- How can we start investing in our legacy?
We hope you’ll stop by each week to learn more about the importance of legacy. The choices you are making today are determining the legacy you will leave tomorrow!
“How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.” Proverbs 16:16