““Lord, reveal to me the end of my life and the number of my days. Let me know how short-lived I am. You, indeed, have made my days short in length, and my life span as nothing in Your sight. Yes, every mortal man is only a vapor. Selah “Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow. Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain, gathering possessions without knowing who will get them.”
Psalms 39:4-6 HCSB
At a lunch meeting yesterday the topic arose of the volume of material possessions being left behind by parents when they pass on to the next life. Most of us want sentimental pieces of some sort but lack space to add more stuff to our already overflowing homes. One meme I recently saw depicted an elderly man supported by his walker in front of a jam-packed, junk-filled garage, saying to his stunned offspring, “Look, son, one day this will all be yours.”
While 70-80 years may seem like a long time, if we are blessed to live that long, in light of eternity it is but a blip in time. Given that perspective, do we want to spend our days continuing to store up possessions, or do we want to create memories with those we love? What is the legacy we want to leave behind when we are gone? What can we do now to start building that legacy? 🚦
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Laurie, you are building a legacy now with special meals. This creates community in your family and builds lasting memories.