<h1> Take the Family Story Challenge </h1>

As parents we desire to leave our children an inheritance. What things of value will you be able to leave to your children? We may work hard to try to provide for them and ourselves and hope to have something leftover to leave them after we die. We want to provide for them because we love them and want to give good gifts to our children. For some of us, this seems like a pipe dream because we are barely managing today’s needs. This desire to leave an inheritance is good, but even more important and enduring is the spiritual legacy we leave them. Let me share with you an example.

My mom stayed home to raise my siblings and I, and she, like many homemakers, worried that she would not be able to get a job some time later when she might need one again. As we all got older, a time came when she needed some work and God showed up! He provided (more than once) a job that exactly fit what she needed, just when she needed it. She shared her fears and God’s provision with us and this story became part of the legacy she leaves. Having heard it a number of times through my most impressionable years, it became like a rock of remembrance for me. It has been ever present in my mind whenever I or anyone I know has needed a job. Now, I have my own stories of God showing up when looking for a job that I can add to my mother’s stories and pass on to my child.