Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Topic of the Day: Elizabeth Taylor Dies & What of Legacies?

Elizabeth Taylor died today. She wasn't a personal friend of mine, but I feel as if I knew her. She made more than fifty movies, her photo could often be seen in the tabloids and the stories of her turbulent life were snatched up by the press.

I remember my first introduction to Elizabeth Taylor. It was in the movie National Velvet. I loved that movie and still do. She entertained hundreds of thousands of movie goers, stood passionately and bravely for causes and people she cared about. She was beautiful, complicated and controversial. And although she and I certainly disagreed on many issues she left a legacy. Those close to her found her to be fun, compassionate and full of fire. She impacted the world. I will miss her.

Scripture tells us there is a day to be born and a day to die. What we do between our birth day and our last breath says everything about who we are. How do we react to trials and triumphs? What kind of choices do we make and how to we respond to the consequences, both positive and negative? What are we passionate about?

Like Elizabeth Taylor, we will leave a legacy. What will ours look like? Where do we spend our time and treasure? Are we wrapped up in ourselves or in others? If Christ is our example, as He should be, clearly life can't be about "me". He came to testify to the truth. And where do we find that truth? The only trustworthy place is God's Holy Word.

Read it. It's astonishing, mind blowing and life changing. It answers the questions like-Who is God? What is truth? What is sin and where did it come from? How are we supposed to live and why?

Life is a gift. Make the most of it.

Grace and peace to you from God.



  1. Brandon Ketcham9:08 PM

    We all have a legacy to leave the world with. It is up to us to make sure that we leave it in the path of the Lord.

  2. Exactly, Brandon.

    Grace and peace to you.