Leave A Legacy…

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My very special Aunt Rachel, 86, of, N.J., passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013.

She left a legacy!

We’re celebrating her life!

We loved her, and will miss her!

She was predeceased by her husband, my Dad’s youngest brother…

And survived by her four sons (all of which preach the Gospel!),

her brother, her sister,

six grandchildren,

and five great-grandchildren (all who serve the Lord!)

She was a precious saint with strong faith in Jesus…

She left a spiritual legacy!!

We’re celebrating her Home Going!

She’s with Jesus now!!

“We will not hide them from their children,

but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord,

and His might,

and the wonders that He has done. 

Psalm 78:4  ESV

Dear Cousins…

Don’t be discouraged…

When shadows come…

Don’t be lonely…

Heaven is now her home!

Jesus is your portion…

Your constant friend is He…

His eye is on the sparrow…

And I know He watches You…

Sing because you’re happy… 

Sing because she’s free…

For His eye is on the sparrow,

And I know He watches you!

“Let not your heart be troubled,”

His tender word you hear…

Rest on His goodness…

Lose your doubts and fears…

Follow where He leads you…

By the one step that you see…

His eye is on the sparrow…

 I know He watches You!

Whenever you’re tempted…

Whenever clouds arise…

When songs give place to sighing…

When hope within you dies…

Draw closer to Him…

As He sets you free from care…

His eye is on the sparrow…

I know He watches you!

I want to leave a legacy…

How will they remember me?

Did I choose to love?

Jesus, did I point to You enough?

And make  a mark on things?

I want to leave an offering…

Be a child of mercy and grace…

Who blessed Your Name!

Unapologetically!!

Help me leave that kind of legacy…

Not look too far, or too long…

Or make a lengthy list of all that I enjoy…

Accumulating trinkets, and a treasure pile…

Where moth, and rust, and thieves, and such…

Will soon enough destroy!

Not well traveled…

Not well read…

Not well-to-do…

Or well bred…

I just want to hear instead

“Well done, good and faithful one!!”

Aunt Rachel,

I hear your Jesus saying that to you right now!

Amen!

Don’t have a family legacy???

It could start with you!!!

God’s ready to help you!

 

4 responses »

  1. Beautiful! So sorry about the loss of your Aunt but so thankful her life, left behind such a wonderful legacy to others. Bless you all at this time and always
    Kimmy

    • Thanks Kimmy! My Dad had a large family…Aunt Rachel was the last of that generation…so the next generation…me, my brothers, sister, and all my cousins are the old folks now! We need to pass along to our children and grandchildren the Legacy of our Blessed Hope in Christ! Big responsibility, but we’re doing it with God’s help! Amen!

  2. My condolences sis to you and the family. I pray that our father releases peace and strength at this time. I pray that the legacy your aunt has left will run over and enable you and/or another or the entire family to continue to spread love and remain encouraged.

    May God continue to be with you. Keep going! I love you!

    • Thanks, Bella!!
      My Grandma (my Dad’s Mom) came over from Italy and started our Family Legacy so many years ago…sweetest saint you’d ever want to know…speaking the name of Jesus everyday in broken English! My Dad was two when his Dad died. She raised all 5 of my Dad’s brothers, and his sister, by herself with the help of he church that they had started in the store front of their home! All served the Lord all their lives and raised all of us to do the same!! I’m very blessed!!

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