Reflection: For further reference, please see Mark 12:30-31.
Our lives speak loudly to those around us, especially the children in our home. So the best legacy we can leave, and example we can set is to love God with everything we are, to love our neighbour, and teach our children diligently to do the same.
I was fortunate enough to grow up with an earthly father that loved God and loved people in an exemplary way, and I want to do the same for my children.
Legacy involves living intentionally and aiming to build into the next generations for their success. We often think about setting up our children with something that’s physically quantifiable, and whilst that can be important, leaving a legacy of love can be paramount to their lives.
Question: Are we setting an example to those around us in the way we love God and love people?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to love you and those around me in a way that sets an example to others. Give us wisdom as we raise our children to do the same. Amen
On this Fathers’ Day, Bible Society wishes all fathers, stepfathers, adoptive fathers, and foster fathers a joyous day. May you feel the love of your children, remember children you have lost, those who are absent due to brokenness or pandemic, or any other reason, and thank God for the miraculous gift of their lives.