pinterest-dd591.htm Oak Creek Academy: Legacy

Thursday, June 17, 2010


what does the word legacy mean to you? Possibly something you leave to the ones that come after. According to it means:

noun pl. legaciescies

  1. money or property left to someone by a will; bequest
  2. anything handed down from, or as from, an ancestor
  3. ☆ a student applying or admitted to a college or university who is a relative of an alumnus


being or having to do with something, esp. something outdated or otherwise undesirable, that is carried over from a previous system, business operation, etc.

In a word search within the Bible, much of the usage is geared toward the adjective legacy and the undesirable outcome of certain behavior. One positive usage, within the Message Bible, states in Psalm 127:3

Don't you see that children are God's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior's fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don't stand a chance against you; you'll sweep them right off your doorstep.

The thing about a legacy though, we need to be aware of our motives. Why are we handing something down? Does the item have value to the recipient? Are we just handing over a problem to the next generation?

The word has been on my heart a lot in the the last few days. I wonder what will be remembered after our time on earth is over. Will the legacy we leave our children be an honorable one, a God inspired, God breathed legacy? Will we have breathed a love for God into our children lives like God breathed life into Adam. Will they know how much we love them and that our Savior loves them way more than Dad or Mom can ever show them? I pray for these things and that, with each moment I spend with them, there will be a memory built that can be called upon when they feel low.

I'm realizing, all to quickly, that life on the earth is just a blip in time, to be overly legalistic about so many things. As a parents, Kevin and I need to decide what is ultimately important and impress this upon our children and love on them like crazy.

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