I was reminded of that again when we found out that Brian's Aunt Joan had passed away. She was truly a special lady. She was an ordained minister with a passion for Christ like most never see. She had an incredible prayer life! She is the reason that so many folks know of Christ's love and sacrifice. She loved her family just as passionately. She had a significant influence in Brian's life and I'm grateful for it! I only got to know her for ten years, but her legacy will live on in me and many others. She made sure that there were folks behind her that would carry the torch.
She was a woman of prayer and although I pray, I know there's a need for someone to step into her shoes and pray even more. They are big shoes. By God's grace, I will make sure her life's mission will continue for generations to come.
When I finally reach the gates of heaven, I want those left behind to carry my legacy too. I want them to see my shoes as "big."
What kind of legacy are you leaving? One of pessimism? One of anger or doubt or fear? One of being miserly? Unapproachable? Or are you leaving a legacy of love? Christ's love. Are you leaving a legacy of selflessness and prayer?
I want to leave a legacy.
Lyrics to Nichole Nordemann's "Legacy"
September 22, 1941- June 8, 2010