When you are gone, as we all will be one day, what will your legacy be?
I am not talking about how much money or property you will leave behind. I’m not talking about how many children you will have borne. Nor am I talking about how much – and what kind of – mark you will have made in your chosen profession.
On the other hand, in a way I am talking about all of these things – and more.
Because I am wondering what kind of spiritual legacy you will leave for others.
Last week I began a new sermon series, an overview of the Scriptures, which will undoubtedly take my congregation and me down a lot of trails of exploration. We began “in the beginning” – with the very first verses of the book of Genesis. I spoke about spiritual roots – and how they are essential to have – in an ever changing, ever shifting world.
I spoke about how those first few chapters of Genesis ask three essential questions:
1. Where did you come from?
2. Where are you going?
3. Where is God in the process?
I suggest that if you don’t get the answers to those questions right, your life will only be a lot of rabbit trails ultimately leading nowhere. I further suggest, no I implore you, to embrace the idea that following God and God’s purposes for your life are the key to everything else you will ever do or ever be.
For me, that means being a Christ follower.
How about you?
I don’t always know where I am going, or how I am going to get there but I am convinced that following Christ is at the core of it all. I also believe that the spiritual legacy I will leave behind, if I remain faithful, will be a blessing to others.
Not because I am such a wonderful or perfect person but because God is that good, that loving, that full of grace.
And to God be the glory.