PWTE Daily Devotion

Longing For a Legacy

July 12, 2016

Remember Me.

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Bench at Frantz Lake

The plaque on the bench in the picture says:

“Enjoy the View”
Norm Eggleston
1921-2011

I never knew Norm, but I’ve sat on his bench many times. It overlooks a beautiful view of Frantz Lake and the Collegiate Peaks in Colorado.

We all want to be remembered when we die. Some might give a sizable charitable donation so a building will be named after them. Some create video messages to their children or scrapbooks of life experiences so they will be remembered. Most of us have headstones so future family members can find us and maybe look us up to see how we lived. And then there’s Norm, who just wanted us to know that he lived 90 years and hoped we would enjoy a view that was special to him.

As children of God we have assurance that He remembers us every day.

You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
    They cannot be numbered!”
Psalm 139:15-17 New Living Translation

Because He never forgets us, this is our most important legacy—to share Christ’s love with others so their names might be written in the Book of Life. As Jesus promised,

 “I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine.”
Revelation 3:5 New Living Translation

So don’t strive to establish an earthly legacy, for eventually your memory will fade over many generations. Focus on your undying legacy, for your name is written in the Book of Life for all eternity.

Copyright Text and Picture Desiree Bustamante

 

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