What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy.” Are you just pouring concrete or building a skyscraper?
Every one of us wants to leave a “legacy.” Something that outlasts our biological lives and can somehow continue to declare “I was here.” For a very few this is achieved through intellect or infamy, greatness or great sacrifice. But for those of us who know we are not Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Albert Einstein or Martin Luther King, Jr. – we still have a gateway to a large-than-life memory. What is it? Our Christianity.
We have the ability to leave a powerful legacy through our Christianity. This legacy is much more significant than any president, scientist, or doctor could ever possibly leave. Jesus said, “Ye are the salt of the earth…Ye are the light of the world…Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Mt. 5:13-16). Peter declared, “having your behavior seemly [honorable – ESV] among the Gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation” (1 Pt. 2:12). Solomon instructed, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Pro. 22:6). Joshua exclaimed, “…as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah” (Jos. 24:15). This is the most powerful legacy a man could ever leave – faithful Christian living. In the words of Paul, “For me to live is Christ…” (Phil. 1:21) – This is to be our legacy!
What kind of Christian legacy are you leaving?
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Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
1300 East Boynton Street
Hamilton, Texas 76531
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”