Shaping Generations

Generations come and generations go.
         —Ecclesiastes 1:4

 On March 29, 1974, a party of Chinese farmers made a stunning discovery while drilling a water well in Shaanxi province in northwest China. They uncovered what became known as the Terracotta Army—life-size clay models of more than 8,000 soldiers, 150 cavalry horses, and 130 chariots drawn by 520 horses.

The sculptures, dating back to the third century BC, depict the army of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first Emperor. This archaeological discovery, one of the most significant in history, had lain hidden underground for centuries.

“Generations come and generations go.” Some distant day, a descendant may come across your name and find a treasure she didn’t know existed: your good life. She may see that you started—or perpetuated—something beautiful that has shaped the family’s faith for generations, and bow her head in thanksgiving.

Your life will influence
descendants for generations.

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