Good Folks, it is Friday, August 26, 2016. This is the day after our 32nd wedding anniversary. A good journey it has been and continues to be.
W.R. Hunt wrote a prayer on a card inadvertently left in a centennial booklet of our church that goes like this: “I want to share a prayer I have offered up each day of 2000.”
Dear Lord, please give me…
A few friends who understand me
and yet remain my friends (family)
A work to do that has real value,
without which the world
would feel the poorer…
A mind unafraid to travel,
even though the trail be not blazed.
An understanding heart…
a sense of humor.
Time for quiet, silent meditation.
A feeling of the presence of God.
And the patience to wait
for the coming of these things,
with the wisdom to know them
when they come.
Who remembers W.R. Hunt? What legacy did he leave apart from the prayer card I just quoted from? Was he a nice man? Did he attend church on a regular basis? Was he related to Mrs. N.M. Hunt, chairman of the ladies committee?
Everyone leaves a legacy. The word “legacy” also implies: bequest, heirloom, heritage or gift. We are recipients of legacies from our parents, should we be named in their Last Will & Testament. The same goes for the church, when someone remembers the church in their Will as well. But more so, we are given teachings, mentorships, guidance and so much that it may never be known or realized until we go to the recesses of our mind and heart to remember.
Everyone leaves a legacy. Christ left one too. There were no lands to distribute or bonds to be sold with Jesus’ name on them. His legacy are his words of eternal life, abundant present-day life, and springs of Living Water that will quench our souls.
Thank you, W.R. Hunt, whoever you are for this prayer, handwritten on an index card, to be shared some 16 years later. Who would have known? God did. What will be your legacy?
Blessings from Duncanville, Pastor Frank