I've been asked why I named the blog Legacy. The answer's actually kind of relevant to the reading that our RTBIAY group has been doing. As shown by the geneologies as well as the multiple promises God had made to his faithful so far (and we're not even through Genesis yet!), leaving a legacy was of paramount importance. Being barren and childless was a disgrace and the best blessing was a whole quiver (Psalm 127:5) full of kiddos to carry on the family heritage.
As a mom of three, I can honestly say that the legacy of my dreams for them is that they love and seek the Lord their whole lives. Shane and I are, of course, trying to ensure an earthly legacy by being financially responsible. But we both know it is all in vain unless each of them desires and pursues a relationship with the Living God. That's the legacy we strive for... Living out our Christian faith, providing an example of what it means to be children of God, even if we fall short in numerous ways every day. Seeking the Lord's will in decision-making. Being Jesus to others. If our kids inherit such a legacy, then Praise God for His mercy and for using broken tools to get the job done!
So why name the blog that? I guess I view it as one of the stepping stones in the legacy we're tying to leave, and a documented one at that. I want my kids to read postings and responses that show excitement for God's word. I want them to see that we don't have to understand everything and that faith and love cover a multitude of sins (James 5:20). I want them to witness fellowship (in person OR online) with other believers and know that it's vital. I want them to see that going public for our Lord truly affects others, and that they'll just maybe decide to start their own legacy... :-)