Saturday, September 22, 2012

Leaving a Legacy

This week my grandfather went to be with Jesus. In a week full of all sorts of emotions, there is one overwhelming feeling that keeps coming to the surface. I am struck by how much I have to learn from my grandfather. He impacted so many lives because of his simple love for Jesus, and the way it expressed itself in his daily life.
I want to love unconditionally.
I want to put others before myself, no matter how well I know them.
I want to give generously.
I want to be quick to encourage others.
I want to serve the church.
I want to serve my family.
I want to live like Jesus.

My grandfather lived his life as a reflection of his love for Christ. He lived his life as Philipians commands: "Do nothing out of selfish ambition of vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself. Look not only to your own interests, but also to the interest of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus."

I am thankful for his legacy and pray that I never forget his example.