but the name of the wicked will rot". Proverbs 10:7
Today, I just wanted to share with you one of my thoughts I got from our women group on Monday morning. Everyone was preparing small flowers for people to pin on their coat for Jas’ funeral which is next Monday. I was thinking about the Jas legacy.
I am sure you all know that a legacy is something we leave behind to the next generation. Sometimes a legacy can be possessions that we place in the hands of our family, friends or others we know. It can be principles we lived that carry on beyond our lives. It also can be people we have influenced whose lives are better as a result of knowing us. After meeting and talking with everyone in the women group, Toddler group and Church families I was thinking about Jas’ life and the legacy she had left behind. Everyone remembers her with respect, love and lots of kind words. We all know how faithful a lady Jas was and she is still in our memory and in our thoughts.
So, focus on being good and doing good, and ask yourself regularly, ‘How do we want to be remembered by our loved ones? When our time runs out in this world, will we continue to influence others for good and for God?
Friends, what will our legacy be? What must we stop doing, start doing or do more of to make it a reality? It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about what we want our life to mean after we’re gone. Our legacy tells other people, who follow you: ‘This is what my life was all about!’
May, you all live a long life with Jesus Christ.
Lots of love and blessings
Rev Kathreen Shahbaz