Monday, October 12, 2009

"Legacy" by Nichole Nordeman

Because several people I have known have died in the last year or so, it has me thinking about death and life. I don't know when God will call me Home. It could be in 60 years, 40 years, 20 years, 2 years, 12 months, 3 months, tomorrow or today. While, I long to be at home with my Heavenly Father where I will be praising Him every moment, I want to be sure that what I am doing on earth today is meaningful. When I am gone how will people remember me?

LEGACY" by Nichole Nordeman

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy and accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At wouldn't matter much

I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need and 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthy list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy

Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one...

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