Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Legacy

In today's Bible reading I was reminded of this photo.  In 2 Timothy 1:5 Paul tells Timothy about the sincere faith "which first lived in your grandmother Lois, and in your mother Eunice."

Pictured with Ernie is part of the verse in real life.  Seated is Hermana Licha from the Fuente de Vida church in Chihuahua. Seated beside her is her daughter, Vivi.  Not pictured is Licha's mother, who has gone to her eternal reward.

Licha's mother was a godly woman, who passed her faith on to her daughter, who passed it on to her children, and her grandchildren. These saints modelled Christ-likness. One left a great legacy and it is carrying on in her children and grand children.

Licha is also the mother of Aldo, who was the pastor of the Fuente de Vida church in Chihuahua.  He, and his wife Rebecca, have also gone on to their eternal reward.  Aldo often spoke of his grandmother and her faith.

To the right is a post from Facebook that was posted by Licha's granddaughter, Sarahí. She quotes Proverbs 20:29 "The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old." She wishes her grandmother a happy birthday for her 80 'springs".  She speaks of the blessing of having her for a grandmother.

I am also honoured to have a godly mother as an example for me and for my children.  I am thankful for a rich family heritage of faith.  I am also blessed to have that same heritage for my children in my husband's family as well.

Now we may not all have that kind of heritage, or those wonderful examples in the faith, in our bloodline.  But there are always examples of godliness.  Look for them, search for role models of faithfulness.

Ernie and I also have a dear friend from San José de Gracia in Nicaragua. Doña Deborah is also in her 80s, and is a wonderful godly woman of faith. Every time we see her we say goodbye, wondering if it will be the last time, this side of glory. Doña Deborah is also leaving an amazing legacy of faith and faithfulness for her children and grandchildren. What will your legacy be?



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