Make a will, leave a legacy

Because even in death, we can still make a difference


”Hello. My name is Vanessa Blythe from Peace of Mind Services. Today I would like to share with you some thoughts on the importance of making a will.

Making a will is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after you die, and that your money, your property, your possessions, the investments pass to your loved ones and the causes you care most about. Making a will is a process that requires us to be still to think about our lives, to think about our loved ones, to think about a time when we are no longer going to be here. So making a will affords us an opportunity to effect change in the lives of our family, our friends, and the Kingdom of God. After all, it is God’s desire that His Kingdom come on Earth as it is in Heaven, because we are called to be kingdom builders.

In the Gospel of John Chapters 13 to 17, we read the account of Jesus’ final instructions to his disciples as he prepares them for his death and his resurrection. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and to go to the Father. At the time he spoke to his disciples, they didn’t really understand what he was saying or why he did what he did or why he acted the way that he did. However, Jesus knew the time he was spending with them was to let them know and to remind them of the treasures and the treasure he would leave them when he departed. First, he reminded them that he came to serve, that he is the only way to the Father. He promised them the Holy Spirit who would come and be their comforter. He reminded them of the importance of abiding in him and in his love.
And he reminded them of the importance of prayer. Jesus was instructing His disciples that together they must remember why he came and that they continue to carry out the work he started in building and expanding the Kingdom of God.

As you consider making your will, I would like to encourage you to think about how God might want you to affect change within your family, among your friends, and in the Kingdom of God by your will. Through our wills, we have an opportunity to share the love of God with those who will live after us.

It is through the lives that we live and the legacies we leave that we can truly continue to make an impact for Christ even after we have died. Christ’s death and his resurrection was not in vain. And neither should our living and our death be in vain, because even in death, we can still make a difference.

Vanessa Blythe

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