|Burial site of Ebenezer Erskine in Stirling, Scotland|
In God's Word, we read in Psalm 103:15-16: "As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. When the wind has passed over it, it is no more; and its place acknowledges it no longer." Our lives are truly very brief upon this earth in comparison to our Lord who is from everlasting to everlasting. While our spirit goes on, our bodies will some day return to the ground.
Whether we care to accept it or not, each day we are writing a little more of our epitaph. By our words, actions, deeds and faith, we are either showing forth the glory of Christ in our lives or we are living for the world. What will others remember about us when our life here is ended? Will our children only remember how many hours we worked and all the activities we missed seeing them in? Perhaps our neighbors will remember what a tremendous housekeeper we were even though we didn't ever show much hospitality in order to keep the place clean. Others might remember what a hard church worker we were even though we neglected our family in the process. Do we really want those epitaphs?
|The graveyard behind The Church of the Holy Rood in Stirling, Scotland|
What would you like people to remember about your life?