In Touch August 28, 2009
Posted on August 28, 2009 by under Touché,

“Leaving a Legacy” 

“For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed.” (Acts 13:36)

 This week the news has been filled with the Legacy of Ted Kennedy.  A flawed hero of our time.  The tribute that I have heard  most in memorializing Kennedy has been: “he stood up for the poor and the little guy.”  Not a bad way to be remembered.


This Sunday we look at the last chapter of David’s life and the legacy he left.  Paul remembers David with the simple words: “he served God’s purpose in his own generation and he fell asleep.”  A picture painted of a hero’s life, flawed to be sure, but lived with the simple legacy of being “a  man after God’s own heart.”


How about you?  Have you connected with that call?  The call that would have somebody write, or speak about you when you fall asleep that says: S/he served God’s purpose in her/his time and then fell asleep.  I can think of no better legacy to leave.


In Faith,