12.01.2012

This Temporal Life




Call me weird but when I travel, I like to visit cemeteries. I am always fascinated how people try to preserve life and immortalize themselves or the ones they love. There ornate tombs with busts of the deceased...average nondescript headstones...and the abandoned, broken down, almost illegible grave site.



Music was my Gig!

Immortalized 


Holding On



Forgotten!

So the questions arise, "What is this life? What is important? How do I make an impact in this life?" Because ultimately it is ashes to ashes and dust to dust!





When I look at a tombstone, I generally see a dash between the birth date and death of the deceased. A dash...many times that is all we are given. We know nothing about this person. Was she a mother? Was he a successful business person? Did they know Jesus as Lord and Savior?









So I try to live by this principle..."live today like it is your last day". I do not want to leave behind others with regrets. The Bible says, "As much as possible with you, live at peace with all men."









As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!



I also want to leave behind a legacy...not a name for myself...but a legacy of a life serving the Lord. A legacy apparent by my family still traversing this earth. My prayer is that I have done all I can do to point them to Jesus...that I have lived a life of faith that exemplified my love for the Lord. That they would see how glorious it is to live a life here and now for the future kingdom.

So how are we living out our dash in life?








Lord I can only do it with Your grace and by your strength!
Wayne
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