Leaving a legacy

Our friend Shelly (we call her Taylor, but that’s neither here nor there…) is pretty much the coolest. Her dad, Chip, has been in our prayers lately. Just over 3 years ago he was diagnosed with cancer. Leading up to the diagnosis there were a series of events that left him with a spacer in his right knee, he was in need of a new knee replacement when he was diagnosed with cancer. This man is pretty much the most amazing example of relying on God for strength, trusting God’s perfect plan for his life, and not complaining about his circumstances.
A couple weeks ago my family and I were invited to join Taylor’s closest family and friends, at the high school where Chip worked for 2attests. He was being honored at a basketball game half time ceremony, naming the gym after him, and putting his name on the gym floor. He was honored for his years of service , for proclaiming that there is hope in God for everyone no matter what, for how many lives he had helped save by giving them the truth of the gospel and telling them about a loving savior. So many lives touched , and changed . Chip Roberson loves his God with all his heart , and he shares that love with others . His own life has been changed by his heavenly father and he has been passionately proclaiming the name of Jesus for years through loving others and sharing truth with them.
I was inspired and amazed! I also started thinking about what kind of legacy I might leave behind. What a privilege to be honored in this way while still living. What an honor to be surrounded by those who love you, those whose lives you have affected in so many ways. What a gift to be able to witness God’s name proclaimed, and his name being glorified in front of so many. So humbling .
I want to leave a legacy of honoring God in all that I do. I want to be able to share his love and hope with those that I am privileged to live life with.
“to whom much has been given, much will be required” -Luke 12
Are we living in light of eternity? Will we leave a legacy that proclaims our savior?
Thanks Chip for getting me thinking! Love you and your family so much!

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One thought on “Leaving a legacy”

  1. Mama’s,

    Extremely nice post! You know he means the world to me and that was quite a tribute.

    Miss you girls! Love the post about the thighs!

    Taylor

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