You’ve never met William Joseph Weber either. Let me tell you a little bit about him. [. . .] he never knew a family or a real, permanent home. He never experienced any of the things we normally consider healthy in a “family of origin.” But somewhere along the line, William Weber found Jesus Christ. He determined to put his “confidence in God and…keep His commandments” (Psalm 78:7). No, he never knew his own father. But he pursued the ultimate Father. Reading wasn’t easy for him, but he did it. Of all the books in my library today, my favorite is one of his—a worn, broken old copy of Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the New Testament. You can still find traces of his fingerprints there from the coal dust on his hands. My grandfather pursued the Father. His son, Byron, did too. So did the grandchildren. And the great-grandchildren. He left us quite a heritage. He changed his world. And right now our world desperately needs you and me to do the same.
Excerpted from Tender Warrior by Stu Weber
Daily Reflection: How can you improve your family’s legacy?