Memorial day is celebrated annually, in the United States of America, on the 26th of January, in memory of the many men and women who served the country, with their lives. They are remembered for their life even though they are dead physically.
If you would allow me to indulge myself to take you on a fantasy journey, then, for a moment, pause from whatever you are doing, and imagine that you are at a funeral – your funeral. Your spirit has left your body and from the air you see the proceedings of your funeral. No one there is speaking about the “humongous” house you had, the “cool” car you drove, or the “big” bank balance. Each of the people who are sharing are sharing about your “life” and remembering you for the “legacy” you have left behind, not necessarily ‘for’, but ‘in’ someone.
Most of all you are remembered for the ‘selfless’ investments, you made in people’s life, the most significant of which is the one that matters for them, not only in this life, but the one that assures them of the one to come. Jesus said, “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
Points to ponder:
Kingdoms come and kingdoms go, and through the word of God, we know – when all in life is done and past, only that which is done for Christ will last. Whoever shall lose his life for the name of Jesus Christ, shall find it, in this world and the one to come. This memorial day, think about it – What will you be remembered for?
Matthew 10:39 (KJV)
39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.