I recently received a phone call from my aunt asking if I would like my grandfather’s Bible. I was excited to receive the call and eager to receive the Bible. I wondered what notes might be inside and if it would give me some insight to the knowledge of the Lord handed down from generation to generation.
We set up a time to visit with them and pick up the Bible. I was honored to receive the Bible, but it was not what I had hoped for. It was apparently a gift that was given to him by one of his other daughters for Christmas a few years after I was born. No notes, no insight into his faith. I did not know my grandfather that well, at least not that I can remember, and I hoped that this would help me know him a little more. Nonetheless, I am still honored to have be given my grandfather’s Bible.
Recently, I became a grandfather, but even before this phone call, I wondered what I might be able to do to help teach my grandson about the things of God. How could I help my daughter teach him the things of God? As he grows older, what will he remember about me, what might I be able to leave for my daughter to give to him after I’m gone? What legacy will I leave?
How are you working to pass on your faith to the next generation? What legacy will you leave your family?