"The deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray:

'Thy Will Be Done'."

~Elisabeth Elliot

Friday, September 17, 2010


as i listened to my favorite Christian radio station this morning, KLOVE...i was touched to hear stories of "outliving your life"....basically, the idea of leaving a legacy.
i love the idea of a legacy. it reminds of Nichole Nordeman's lyrics:
"i want to leave a legacy
how will they remember me?
did i choose to love?
did i point to You enough
to make a mark on things?
i want to leave an offering,
a child of mercy and grace who
blessed Your Name unapologetically
and leave that kind of legacy.
i don't have to look too far or too long awhile
to make a lengthy list of all that i enjoy
it's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy
not well-traveled, not well-read, not well-to-do or well bred
just want to hear instead,
"Well done, good and faithful one."
this idea of a legacy, is one of the reasons it's always my pleasure to share Zachary's story.
i can't talk about Zachary without pointing to Jesus...
it was His Grace, His Mercy, His Love that kept us sane...
without Him, i have no story worth mentioning.
interesting to me that typically we believe that most children outlive the lives of their parents...
that didn't happen in Zach's case...
but he DID outlive his own.

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Jaclyn, that's so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!