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“So here’s the thing… » December 4th

“So here’s the thing…

December 4th

Filed under: Uncategorized — December 5, 2006 @ 12:55 am

It’s still monday for me since I haven’t gone to bed yet…

I was driving to Meijer tonight and caught the end of some christian talk radio program. The man was talking about how most of us just skim over the beginnings of chapters in the bible that give a looong geneality of “So-and-so, son of this guy, son of this other guy who had 8 sons, etc etc…” but that it’s actually one of the most important lessons that God gives us; and that is, family is important. Those people among the long list of names shared the knowledge and love of the one true God with their children, their children’s children and so forth. Generations upon generations were blessed by someone else’s faith who made sure they shared it with their family. What hit me most was when the man said that you never really know just how far the legacy of your life will travel. We take nothing with us when we leave this place, but we can leave something more valuable than any possession… Our faith in Jesus Christ.

Marge died 3 years ago today. I wrote about her last year and tried to convey the magnitude of her faith…that she was a pebble that started a whole avalanche of salvation in our family. Today, while helping Keegan with his homework, I started thinking of how much of my children’s lives she’s missed, or rather how much of their Mamaw they’ve missed out on. She really was a wonderful person. And she’d have been such a great influence on them…and me.

 I guess that’s my job now… to make sure that her legacy doesn’t die with me, or even my kids. I want the book of her life to have a long list of all of us who were somehow influenced by her faith that was shared from generation to generation.

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