In 1827 before Texas would declare its independence a community of Texas changed its name to Egypt. Before this community was named Egypt it was called, "Mercer's Crossing." And now you know why it means something to me. In my direct genealogy Eli Mercer owned farming land and did really well. In 1826 it was known as Mercer's Crossing and by 1827 a difficult drought had hit the area. Eli Mercer was the only one who had a bumper crop and people from all over were being told to go to..."Egypt" to get corn. Based out of the idea from Genesis 42:1-3 the name stuck. Eli Mercer made his mark in Texas History. (click here). This is part of my physical, earthly genealogy and legacy.
However, there is more to me than what happened within my family line. I have a spiritual legacy also. And one day I will leave behind a spiritual legacy. This year our church is working through the theme and focus of the idea of a Legacy. Everything that I preach will have this foundation. I am not promoting living in the past. Rather I am promoting knowing where we come from, where we are, and where are we going.
If you live in the Conway area, come join us on Sundays at 10:15am. If you like what we are doing stick around and join us in the weekly efforts of joining God in HIs mission.
If you can't join us, consider your own legacy and as you live what you are leaving behind. We are all living within a legacy and leaving one behind. What will yours be? Will you save the community through your excess of food? Will you leave a wake of goodness and life? Will it be known that the Holy Spirit was your guide?
Praise God for what He has done, what He is doing, and what He will do!