Legacy

"O  lord, what are human beings that you should notice them, mere mortals that you should think about them? For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow." - Psalm 144:3-4

The Bible compares human lives to fleeting things such as wisps of smoke, breaths of air, flowers that burn up many, many times (look to the book of Ecclesiastes for many other examples). So why would a God who loves us enough even to know the number of hairs on our heads (Luke 12:7) also equate you to a vapor in the wind? Our God is our fortress of safety and refuge as this reading in Psalm 144 says; our mortal bodies are temporary and are thus forfeit once our lives have ended. But if we tether ourselves to the rock that is our God, He will protect us and chase away our enemies as the passage says. A rock is eternal, passing from age to age. This passage references the prosperity of our children; but the Lord is not short-sighted like us. The scripture is referencing your lineage; setting the example of Christ in your household will change your family for generations to come. Where your mortal body is a wisp of smoke that will be nothing but a name to pass on, a Christ-centered foundation will convey access to the same Comforter we know and learned about a few weeks ago in the series, "The God I Never Knew", unto our future generations. The passage ends by saying, "Joyful indeed are those whose God is the Lord!" I am joyful to know the Lord, and I want that legacy of joy to permeate my family, down to my great-great-great grandchildren; making God the center of my life now allows me to have a testimony to pass down to them, a means of effectively saying once I am gone that nothing is impossible with God.