I’ve been to a few funerals lately, and there’s nothing sadder than standing around an open grave and hearing some of the family of the deceased talking about the life of their dearly departed. Whether we like it or not, this is going to happen to each one of us sooner or later. What will our family be able to say about us? Will they know without a doubt that the real "us" is in the presence of God? Or will they just vaguely hope we are there?
It's not enough to like a certain hymn or to have given our spouse an inspirational book once (both examples of which I have heard given) to ensure our entry into heaven. It's not enough to have lived a good life that will earn us a seat there....the Bible says that there is no-one good enough, no, not one! It’s not what we can DO that gets us there….it’s what the Lord Jesus Christ has already DONE for us and our acceptance of this that gets us there.
Let's make sure that our family KNOW without a doubt that our faith is in God and His Son Jesus Christ now. This is the best legacy we can leave them.