Four years ago I was boarding a plane for Florida to spend the last week of my Dad’s life at his side. For the first fifteen years of my life we saw each other only twice that I remember so they were like the lost years for us. But what we lost at the beginning, God multiplied to us with wonderful long years at the end. God blessed my Dad with health, an independent spirit and a chance to hold not only his grandchildren, but also his great-grandchildren. Though four years have passed since Dad walked through heaven’s door his legacy remains. His faithfulness, gentleness, cheerfulness and grace are the heritage he has left behind. A family is like an unfinished project that we each have our chance to work on then pass to the next generation. We can each keep that project going with prayer, struggles forgiveness and love. My Dad got a late start on that project but he had a great finish. See you later Dad at the throne of Jesus!
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:2