As I am an older person, my role is to mentor, to guide, to leave a legacy. It is not a time to eat and drink for tomorrow we die. Rather it is time to promote to my family and to those I minister to the value of this life and the eternal life to come.

In 2 Timothy, Paul promoted his son in the Faith, Timothy, with his last letter. Paul’s legacy was to encourage Timothy to be strong in the Faith and for Timothy to disciple the future generation. But Paul asked Timothy “to make every effort to come see him before winter.” So a legacy is faith, discipleship, but also a relationship of love.

How do we show a legacy a legacy of faith, action and love like Paul’s? We start by inviting the indwelling power of Jesus. He saved us, guides us through His Word and gave us the Holy Spirit to indwell us and make us new people.

Legacy is teaching Jesus’ supremacy. In the book of Hebrews, Jesus is declared greater than the angels, the greatest high priest and the place of rest for all who trust Him. This legacy must include Jesus’ love for us. Paul loved Timothy because Jesus loved him first. We now love others because He loves us. In seeking a legacy remember Hebrews 3:14 “For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast to the beginning of our assurance firm until the end.” Let us hold fast to our legacy- Jesus Christ, in us, to others.

by Steve Sagué, Elder

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