Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation. Psalm 71:18, NIV
A blog titled A Million God Stories told the story about a woman whose brother was murdered and whose mother died of cancer. This woman spiraled downward until she found a special treasure. “I found my mom’s Bible and it was like a love letter to me. She had written all sorts of things in the margins.” The Lord used this Bible to restore her life.
In the Old Testament, the heroes of Scripture left monuments behind to remind upcoming generations of God’s faithfulness. We should do the same, and the monuments we leave may be as simple as a well-marked Bible.
Think about this today: How can you build a monument? How can you leave a testimony behind, letting future generations know of God’s faithfulness in your life? It’s like leaving behind a love letter. God is glorified in our monuments to His past faithfulness and in our testimonies to the next generation about how He has blessed us.
It is a debt which the old disciples of Christ owe to the succeeding generations to leave behind them a solemn testimony to the power, pleasure, and advantage of religion, and the truth of God’s promises. Matthew Henry