We hope that July provides you an opportunity to take a moment away from the harried pace of life. Maybe it's time to sit on the porch with a frosty glass of iced tea or lemonade, or to enjoy a gentle swing in the hammock listening to the sounds of summer. Let your mind drift back to family memories of yesteryear and then come forward to those of today. What do you want to preserve and pass on to your children and future grandchildren? What kind of legacy do you wish to leave for your family?
Legacy--such a legal sounding word, yet it embodies so much of who we are, where we came from, where we're headed. According to Webster, it includes receipt of a money gift from a will or something received from an ancestor or predecessor. However, it can also encompass such intangibles as history, ideas, beliefs, stories, or wisdom passed down from generations that may uniquely identify us as the Smiths, the Roberts, and so forth.
In the grand story of Scripture, God lays out the legacies of people he chose to...