Showing posts from March, 2019

Leaving A Legacy

  One generation will commend your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4   A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children. Proverbs 13:22 A legacy can be many things I guess. When I looked up the actual definition it said, “a gift or bequest.”   I’ve heard people refer to their legacy in terms of how they want to be remembered.   Never have I given much, if any thought about my legacy, until the other day that is.           A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of visiting my son’s church on a week when he was leading the worship portion of the service. My son, Jeffrey, is a very talented musician in many areas. He’s good at entertaining people but when he steps up to lead worship it takes his talent to an entirely different level. To say that he is anointed is not an exaggeration.           So there I was at that service singing along with my boy (keep in mind he’s a foot taller than I and in his mid-thirties, my “boy”)

Love Child

  I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 Many years ago there was a Supremes song called “Love Child.” It told the story of children born to parents who had not bothered to get married before conceiving them. There was a lot of shame and humiliation implied in the lyrics. The singer is saying that she will not make that mistake or cast that shame onto her own child.           Those lyrics may seem a bit odd in these days where children born outside of marriage are pretty much the norm. Still the message is there, we aren’t good enough based on the facts or circumstances of our early life. Sad. The sins of the parents should not determine the value of the child. Thankfully they don’t. Nor do our own sins determine our value to our Father.           Read the verse above again. “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” It doesn’t say, “I have loved you, the child born to the two happily married people, the chil