Do you ever think about how people will remember you?
Do you ever consider your legacy?
My wife, Emily, recently sang Legacy by Nichole Nordeman at church. It’s a powerful song…
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy.
I love those lyrics. It powerfully sums up the kind of legacy God will look at when we die someday.
My Grandpa Ralph turns 100 on May 1 (I turn 26.5, but we aren’t celebrating that apparently!).
He has left a legacy. He loves God, he loves life, he loves his family, he loved his wife faithfully for 65+ years. As the family patriarch, he has left a legacy of loving, Christian devotion. To this day, he remains someone who faithfully loves life and loves God with every fiber of his being.
He is a great man.
If I can leave the kind of legacy that my Grandpa left, I will consider it more than a life well-lived.