Tonight I had the opportunity to be a part of a home Bible study for law school students and had an amazing time. During the study, we watched a Francis Chan video on the church, and he told a story that really impacted me about a man named Vaughn.
Francis had a missionary speaker at his church, and this missionary talked about how his life was deeply impacted by a youth pastor named Vaughn. The next week they had another speaker who talked about how his life was impacted by this same youth pastor named Vaughn.
Finally Francis went to a friend and told him about how crazy he thought it was that both these people knew the same youth pastor, and his friend said, “Oh yeah, I know Vaughn! I was in Mexico with him one time and watched how the children on the street flocked to him because they knew that he would take care of them. He was always giving them clothes and food and just loving them.”
Then the man said something that totally rocked my world. “In walking with Vaughn that day, I think that’s what it would have felt like to walk with Jesus.”
My first reaction was: I want people to say that about me! I want that to be their take away from hanging out with me, that they could say, “Hanging out with Chelsea is what I imagine it would be like to hang out with Jesus.”
And that’s what I want my daily legacy to be, not only what people say about me at the end of my life. I want people to step away with the impression that this is what it’s like to be with Him, to know Him, and to be loved by Him.
What a way to live!