We work hard, we form relationships, we fail, we succeed, we get sick, we get well, we eat, drink and attempt to be merry……then it’s gone. We die and the only thing left is the legacy that we’ve formed while we were alive.
I mean really, these bodies of ours are merely vessels to house the spirits within us. They’re temporary and we forget that so easily.
Who we are and the convictions that guide us affect generations of people. How we handle adversity and how we show love to strangers….these are the things that stick.
To be vain is a temptation we all face. Let us not allow our shallow conceit to override the love within us. Our things and our worries and our fretting and our anger and our accomplishments and our sadness are a mere warm breath on a frosty morning. Inhale, exhale, wait a few seconds and the steam is gone. Such is life.
It goes quick, really quick actually.
When I’m no longer here, I hope that folks talk about my character. That, through my imperfections, others would have caught a glimpse of Christ’s love through me. That my sons would understand how to be men….not just regular men, but good men, humble men, God-fearing men. This is the stuff that matters. This is the stuff that lasts.
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children……” -Psalms 103:13-18
What’s your legacy?