Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children
tell their children. Joel 1:3 NLT
Legacy, inheritance, heirloom—
something or someone from the
past that left a gift to influence
other lives, both present and future.
That would be my Dad.
With each passing year, I am more
grateful for the legacy of faith Daddy left our family when he went home to
heaven over ten years ago.
Picture being held in loving arms by a man who rocked and sang songs to
seven children and many grandchildren.
I was the second of five daughters, eager as all my siblings were to climb into
my Father’s lap and listen to the songs of faith he sang over us.
My Dad modeled a quiet, confident faith through all the changing and
challenging seasons of his life. His words still echo in my heart today—
“Everything’s going to be all right”.
My Dad believed that promise from God’s Word…and because he believed it,
so did I. As did the rest of our family.
And so my dad’s legacy of faith continues today. Sometimes I hear his grandchildren
sharing that same promise with their children. It’s almost like Daddy is leaning
over the balcony of heaven cheering us on. Encouraging us to live our lives in the
quiet confidence that God is working behind the scenes, causing everything to work
together for good for those who love Him.
Who has God used in your life to model the life of faith before you? Are you walking
in their footsteps?
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those
who love God and are called according to his purpose for them….and He chose
them to become like His son” (Romans 8: 28, 29).