Frank Tindall and his son, Wilson, competed in the NYC Marathon on November 1st. What an awesome accomplishment to cross that finish line, but to be able to cross the finish line with your son?! This is a memory neither will ever forget! What kind of legacy are you leaving behind?
Deuteronomy 6:2 says, “So that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.”
Is the legacy you leave behind material or is it something that you leave with your child that can be passed down generation after generation and will never break, fade, or rust? Here at Falling Creek, we believe that their is a strong value in the relationship you hold with your children. We celebrate this relationship twice a year with our Father/Son Weekends, where we allow fathers to spend quality, intentional time with their son(s). Time that so easily gets away from us in this busy world, yet is so important to the raising of our children.
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.”
The relationship you have with Christ will reflect on your children. The time you spend with them, how you encourage them, and the habits you have formed will also remain as part of your legacy.
Frank has passed down the importance of fitness and health to his children. His legacy is not being left through what he tells them to do, but through what he does, by example. Through intentional time with them. Neither Wilson nor Frank woke up one day and said, “I think I want to go run the NYC Marathon” but instead they worked at it and set goals to one day achieve such an accomplishment. This is something that Frank has imprinted on his children over the years of raising them. And then to cross the finish line of a world-known marathon with his son says a lot about their relationship and the time Frank spent with him over the years.
How do you spend quality time with your children? What kind of legacy will you leave behind?