By Bob Barber, CWS®
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9
Recently, episode 79 of my podcast was on “Creating a Family Legacy”. If you haven’t gotten a chance yet I invite you to listen to it.
When you hear the word “legacy” what do you think of in regards to your family? Have you ever thought about having a 100 year view for what you want for your family. What kind of lasting legacy would you like to create in your children, grandchildren for generations to come after that?
What if you had a letter from your great, great grandpa or grandma that shared what it was like for them growing up? A letter that shared what their struggles and victories were in life. If they knew the Lord and when they came to a personal relationship with Him. A letter that shared about their marriage, their children and all of life’s victories and struggles. Would you cherish a letter like this from your great great grandparents?
I would like to challenge you to think about sitting down in the next few days or weeks and writing a letter just like this that future generations could read years after your gone. Include in this letter what your family was like when you were growing up? What your struggles and victories were in life? When you came to know the Lord? About your marriage, its victories and struggles. What you valued the most in life, your beliefs, and what your hopes and dreams were for future generations.
I can promise you this letter will be cherished by future generations as much as you would cherish one if you had one from your great great grandparents.