Leaving a Legacy

I have noticed the last few U.S. presidents seem concerned about the type of legacy they will leave behind. While I would rather they just concentrated on their responsibilities as outlined in the Constitution (if you would like to know what those are check here), I realize they are only human, like me, and want to be remembered with appreciation, not abhorrence, when they leave office.

The legacy I will leave behind has not really been a thought I have considered much. But while reading my Bible today, I came across these verses from Isaiah 44:3-5:

"I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow,  like poplar trees by flowing streams. Some will say, ‘I belong to the Lord'; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand, ‘The Lord's,’  and will take the name Israel."

My legacy is not as important to me as my children's and my children's children's relationship with God. Praying that my children would know and love the Lord was of paramount importance to me as they grew up. Now that they are adults and they do know and love the Lord, I pray different things for them (more about that next week).

I doubt that I will be remembered by many people after I have been gone for a few decades, but I think a legacy I would like to leave behind would be generation after generation of my husband's and my descendants saying, "I belong to the Lord."


  1. What a blessing to have children who know and love the Lord. That really is the best legacy to leave.

  2. Beautiful. I whole-heartily agree.

  3. Amen. The only legacy we should strive to leave is that we honored God and loved one another. If only politicians could grasp that.

  4. Elizabeth I love this post for it's my heart also. We have two children and one walks with the Lord the other is like the prodigal son. In so many ways I see the Lord working on him, softening his heart to Him. I know God never gives up on His children even if the stray so I am trusting soon I will be able to post, the prodigal has come home. Good post.