last night i had the opportunity to go over to my grandma's house and send off one of my cousins to the mission field of india. as i have reflected over the past couple of days about my cousin and to see where he has come from i am blessed to call him family. bj used to be a rough kid who just didn't care what others thought about him. he was living his life and he was going to live no matter what that meant to his family and friends. we prayed for him and kept loving him and finally Jesus is the one that made the difference. bj has come so far and i know that it has everything to do with his friendship with the Almighty Maker of heaven and earth.
i also looked at our family as a whole and looked at the legacy that my grandfather has left. my grandfather was a minister for years and he tried his hardest at teaching his kids about the love of Christ. 5 of the 6 kids that he has are professing Christians. 3 out of 14 grandchildren are pastors, even though not all of them are of age to make that decision. then there is bj who is going to india as a missionary with his wife, jaime. i'm proud of the heritage that i come from. i'm proud to be associated with people like my grandfather and my cousins. i pray that one day i'll leave a legacy like my grandfather. i pray that my children will come to the knowing power of Jesus Christ. i pray that my grandchildren will be missionaries in whatever field the Lord puts them in.
i know that this post has a lot to do with my family and may be your family isn't the same as mine. with all probability your family is a lot different than mine, but this is all that i am saying. even though i come from a family that has a heritage in the church and i stem from a family that is all about ministry, that doesn't mean that you can't start that heritage in your family. i don't know what my great-grandfather did, but i can tell you that my grandfather started something and it has affected us for generations to come. you can have that too, if you will just start today. God bless you and keep you. know that i pray for you that read this, and if you don't know Christ, i pray that you will come to know Him today.