I saw this quote at a restaurant recently: "Without children having that McDonald's experience, we wouldn't have any legacy." How casually we create our traditions, not realizing that those experiences become our legacy.
It is not unusual to hear media hype regarding "legacy" as politicians near the end of their term. The politician themselves will actively promote a pet project hoping it will be "their legacy." In the end it is rarely the pet project, but rather an accumulation of the small details of life that become the legacy.
I was thinking that we each leave our legacy in those small details. For the Christian, to leave a worthwhile legacy, is to be intentional: to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (II Corinthians 10:5), to let our speech be with grace (Colossians 4:6), and to do our work heartily as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:24.)
What will your legacy be? Are you taking steps to intentionally leave a legacy?
Millie McNabb, B.A., B.Mus.
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