Jesus taught us to be faithful, loyal, unselfish and considerate towards others - and that's what I teach my children
Christian Comment with Tracy Spiers of Stroud Christian Fellowship
GROWING up I could never pass on my clothes to my younger sister as she overtook me in height by six inches.
Now I am the one who is receiving the hand-me-downs by my eldest two daughters, who have left me behind in many ways.
My six year old twins were doing a growth project a few weeks ago and we all had to lie on the floor to be measured.
They found it highly amusing that their eldest sister was taller than me, but it confused them all the same.
“Does that mean Naomi is now older than you mummy?” they asked in unison, after conferring with one another.
I am not sure my explanation made any difference.
They were convinced their logic was correct.
I may not be able to hand down clothes to my children in future, but I can pass on to them the qualities that are unseen – being faithful and loyal, telling the truth, being self-controlled, kind, unselfish and considerate towards others.
It is what Jesus teaches us to do.
He led by example and calls us to do the same.
I read recently that the definition of legacy can be summed up in five words: 'you leave what you live.'
I know I don’t always live right and I hope my children forgive me for my faults, but ultimately I hope they know they are loved.
My husband read Psalm 100 at my nan's funeral earlier this year.
In verse five it says this: For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Ultimately it is these truths I want to pass on.
It doesn’t matter how big or small we are because they will fit all who are willing to try them on.
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