The Importance of a Godly Heritage

Four Generations of Burns Men


Where you come from matters. It shapes who you are, what you believe, and the lens through which you see the world.

This weekend, my grandparents mailed me a newspaper clipping, that is 28 years old (that is me rocking the number 24!). It is a picture of four generations of Burns men.

It is a reminder that I come from a great heritage. I had great grandparents who lived long, blessed lives. My grandparents are wonderful examples of what a healthy, loving marriage should look like. If you spent 15 minutes with them, you’d know two things: They love God and they love each other.

My parents have been, and continue to be, such an example of the love of God. They’ve consistently modeled what great parents are. I am blessed.

This causes me to continually strive to be a better husband and dad.

Why? Because it matters. It matters now and for generations to come.

How are you living now? It will shape generations to come.