Memorial Day conjures up stories of days gone by. War heroes returning solemnly without their comrades.
What will you remember today? Or maybe more like it is whom will you remember today? Pause and silently give thanks to God for the sacrifices made on our behalf in the past. The ultimate one being Christ’s death, but don’t forget that story doesn’t end in sorrow. Because of Jesus’ death and more importantly His resurrection, we can live!
On Memorial Day parades, flag waving, and speeches all happen of course.
It got me thinking: what do I want to be remembered for?
What will be said at my funeral?
Who will come?
What impact and legacy will I leave on the world?
We all have great potential to leave a mark even if just on one other individual whose heart changes and who makes a decision to accept the free gift of salvation. Just for one, our life on earth is worth it.
So stop for a minute and ask yourself: What will others remember me for?
I say: be a seed planter and sower.
Think about what your end-of-life expectations are and live them out today.
Consider what God’s purpose is in your life and purpose now to be remembered for that!
“Be available to God. Allow God to work through. Set your eyes on the future. Live the next life which is to come.”*
Some live life and some just exist. Which is it for you?
What will you be remembered for?
“…stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” I Corinthians 16.13
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