Carry On


1 Corinthians 1:5-9

For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


If you have read my blog for any length of time you know what an amazing, godly woman I have for a mother.  At the age of 98, we can only think that her days here on earth are drawing to a close.  She has had several brushes with death in the past couple of years, but to date, God has pulled her through each one of those.  And each time we are shown her strength of character, her faith in God, her zeal to live for Him, in Him and through Him.

With this most recent nearness of death, I was struck with the knowledge of the legacy that Mom will leave us.  And then I was knocked to my knees wondering how will I ever have what it takes to carry on what she has lived?  In my eyes it is a herculean responsibility and I was overwhelmed with the weight of her nearness to God and the weaknesses in my own spiritual life with Christ.  How can I let Mom’s legacy die and yet how will I ever be worthy of carrying it on?

And then I am reminded of God’s faithfulness and that what I see in Mom is the glow of Christ coming through.  It is He that has created this extraordinary legacy and He will continue it on to its completion.  All I need to do is continue to walk in the path that He shows and give it all to Him because I can not live up to what has gone before, but I can trust the One who has called me into fellowship with Him.




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