Do you ever think about the legacy you are leaving? What do you think of when you think of leaving a legacy?
I’ll give you one example and since they’ve been in the news a lot lately, they’ll probably be fresh on your mind. Consider the Bush family. George H. Bush was president of the US from 1989 to 1993. Eight years later, his son George W. Bush stepped into the White House and assumed the same role as his father. This is the perfect example of a living legacy – living your life in such away that those who come behind you want to follow your wisdom and life experiences.
That’s an example of an immediate legacy – within the family. But what about passing down your legacy to people whom you don’t know and more than likely will never meet?
If you haven’t heard of Elisabeth Elliot, I want to introduce you to her today. She lived a fruitful life that will impact generations to come. Her life was not void of suffering, yet she was faithful to The Lord through all of the trials she experienced. And because of that, she has left us with much wisdom.