A Mother's Legacy

 2 Timothy 1: 5  “When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grand-mother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.” 


One day four ministers stood talking and, as so often happens, the conversation soon drifted to shop talk. "I prefer the King James Version of Scripture," said one, "for its eloquent use of the English language." A second minister gave forth that no Bible could match the New American Standard for its faithfulness to the original Greek and Hebrew text.

"That may well be," said the third, "but I prefer the New International Version for its contemporary language and easy readability." There was a thoughtful period of silence, and then the fourth minister said, "I like my mother's translation best." It was with some surprise that the others said: "We didn't know that your mother had translated the Bible." "Yes, she did," he replied. "She translated it into her daily life, and it was through her translation that I came to faith."  Mothers are you leaving a legacy of faith for your children to follow?