Yesterday, I drove the 8th graders from the Stone Church Christian Academy to Springfield, IL for their class trip. We saw a variety of historical and educational sites (New Salem, the Capitol, etc.), but the best was the Abraham Lincoln Museum.
This is going to one of the nerdiest things I’ve ever said, but I think this is the best museum I’ve been to. Not only was it educational and entertaining, but I really felt like I got an honest look at one of America’s most important presidents. If you find yourself in Springfield, IL and you have a couple of hours to spare, then do yourself a favor and visit.
Anyway, since then I’ve been thinking about the legacy that Lincoln left and all the opposition and ridicule he faced during his presidency. It seems to me that Lincoln was able to see the end, or at least the possibility of a preferable future. I keep asking myself about where I’m headed and what I’m doing. I want to live in such a way that I leave a legacy. Not really for the recognition, but so that people are changed in a positive way because of the way I live and the decisions I make.