Happy May Bank Holiday! The weekend is here! *insert other weekend-happy greetings here* I hope you're as excited as I am for this weekend. For me, there's lots of mixed feelings as I officially become a single inhabitant in my flat for the first time in a very long time. What I'm trying to say (in a clearly convoluted way) is that my other, other half (being my sister) is moving to a new island today! 😭 I'm writing this post from a new location where I reflect on the new responsibilities that come with living alone. It's important to reflect on one's responsibilities every once in a while to put things into perspective, especially when life progresses, as it always does. I listened to Hebrews 7 & 8 again last night and then to Fervent by Priscilla Shirer this morning and adding my own reflections over the last few weeks, I realised something. I carry a lot more than I realise. A lot more responsibility for my future generation.
I read something a few weeks ago; when a woman is pregnant with a daughter, she's also carrying the eggs that will bring about her grandchildren. How incredible is that! When I pray for myself, I don't often think about my grandchildren and beyond. I do wonder about and pray for a happy future for them but the very fact that I already carry them with me wherever I go, started to make the responsibility I have as a woman very real. I love the thought of being God's vessel to bring about honour to His name and the thought that my seed may carry some of what I have excites me to no end. If you're a woman reading this post, let me know in the comments whether this thought scares or excites you!
So anyway, in Hebrews 7 & 8, Paul goes into some theological depth about the Abrahamic covenant and the new covenant established through the death of Jesus on the cross. He draws parallels between Abraham's devotion to a non-Levitical high priest, Melchizedek, who received tithes from Abraham. Abraham's seed was chosen to carry the priesthood God would call the Levites into yet Abraham paid his own tithe to someone who did not fit into that bloodline. In Hebrews 7:9 - 10, Pauls says this: "One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor." Abraham's acts spoke for the generations that came after (& through) him.
And this is how I ended up at where this blog started...what are the acts that I am carrying out on behalf of my seed? There's a lot to be said for those parents who leave an inheritance for their children's children (Proverbs 13:22). I always thought about this in the context of an earthly inheritance i.e. houses, investments, money, etc. What is the inheritance you want to leave for yours? Abraham left behind an inheritance to the kingdom of God, aside from the earthly inheritance.
What is the legacy you wish to carry? It's not too early to start thinking about this and it's certainly not too late either.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you feel about carrying your future grandchildren!
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