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Dec 7 Devotion: Legacies


Matthew 26:10-13

[10] When Jesus understood it , he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. [11] For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. [12] For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. [13] Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

We know the story here of the woman with the alabaster box of ointment that brought it and washed Jesus‘s feet. We then see in verse 13 where Jesus talks about the fact that this will be known as a memorial for her. All these years later we still talk about what this lady did, in the washing of Jesus‘s feet.

On the news earlier this week I caught a quick clip talking about George H.W. Bush our 41st President and looking back on his life. There was talk about what he did in the military, serving our Country as President, even the fact that he led the CIA. Above all that, it was often mentioned about what type of person he was. A great dad, leader, husband, and just a great friend to anyone he came in contact with.

This really got me to thinking. What am I leaving behind? Yes at times we may say we aren’t here to please or answer to others. We may even say we don’t care what others think about us. However, we all will be remembered by all for how we lived our lives in front of them. How will you be remembered? How would the “water cooler” talk so to speak go? Would you be remembered favorably on your job? What would your family have to say? What about your church family? Everyone will have something to say about us when we are gone. Will it be hard for people to say something good about you, or will people find it hard to say anything bad?

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson


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