Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Legacy of a Great Man

My Father-in-law is dancing on Streets of Gold today!!!  He went home to be with The Lord early Thursday morning.  He has been sitting at the feet of Jesus with his son Roger, who died in 1988; his Mother and Father and all those who have gone before him.  This is what he worked his whole life for.

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths  and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."  Matthew 6:19-21

The legacy that he left is huge.

 Frank and Lavern Britt had five children, four sons and one daughter.  They have given them 17 grandchildren, 13 grandsons and 4 granddaughters; from seven of those grandchildren they have 16 great grandkids, 13 great grandsons and 3 great granddaughters. That is amazing!!!  That is what I dream of having.  That legacy in itself is grand, but what he left because of his love of God, hard work and love of his family is what we all strive for. I have been truly blessed to be just a little part of his legacy. I have the honor of being married to a man who learned from his dad how to be a great husband and father.

I pray that we can instill in our children the things that made their Pappaw such a great man.

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27

I'll end with what I believe he would want all of us to remember and the scripture I think describes his life best...

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:8-11

I am sure that when Pappaw knelt at the feet of Jesus this is what he heard...

“...‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’"                     Matthew 25:21

We will miss you while you're away from us, but we will see you again one day in Glory!!  We Love You!!

Frank H. Britt 

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful way to honor his legacy. *hugs n prayers* on you Dana!