By: Amy Heeter, 3rd Grade Teacher
Proverbs 13:22 says, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.”
We are all called to leave a legacy for those who come after us. What will your legacy be? How are you imparting eternal blessings into the lives of those around you? Madison Christian School began with the mission to leave a legacy. “Educating for Eternity” has been the vision from the start. Each of us has the opportunity to leave an eternal legacy for those around us. I was taught at a young age not to store up treasures in this life, but to instead store up treasures in heaven.
Matthew 6:19-21 says, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Storing up treasures in heaven looks like loving those around us as we not only teach, but train others to follow Jesus. Training involves taking someone’s hand and walking with them. When we walk with others, we experience what they do and learn from them as much as they learn from us. This is truly servanthood. Legacy looks like serving.
Hebrews 12:2 says, “looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
As we obey Christ in our service, we find joy in all that we do. Joy comes from the Lord, and it isn’t based on our circumstances. Joy is only found in our relationship with the Lord. True joy cannot be attained without obedience to Christ.
A legacy of love, service, and joy can only be received through a relationship with Jesus Christ. What words describe the legacy that you are creating as you partner with MCS to "Educate for Eternity"? For me, "faithfulness of God" has been the legacy created by my own family for generations, and I can testify that these Biblical truths work in my relationship with God, my family, my friends, and in the classroom.
May the Lord help us all to leave a legacy of His love, service, and joy in all that we do and say.