By What-or Whom—Will You Be Remembered?
- Wednesday, April 30, 2003
By your wife? Though my parents divorced, my father never let my brother or me forget to respect the woman who gave us life. I remember him saying to me once, "She is the mother of my children, and she is a wonderful lady."
Or, by your relationship with Jesus?
If I could only place one line on my father's tombstone, it would be this: He Loved The Lord. I can think of no better epitaph. Can you?
Wrapping It All Up
Who knew so much could be learned from such a tiny bit of information about a man who lived so many years ago? Let's see what we've gleaned:
Coming from good stock begins with you.
Being a man of quiet wisdom is showing your children (and eventually their children, as your actions will be passed on...) the ways of God.
Choose God's way over your way for your life.
Focus on God's plan for your children's lives before your plans.
Know that your children are watching your work habits...and learning by your example.
If you are going to be remembered by anything, let it be your relationship to Jesus.
Eva Marie Everson is the author of Shadow of Dreams & Summon the Shadows and an award-winning national speaker. She can be contacted for comments or for speaking engagement bookings at Bridegroomsbride@aol.com or you can go to her website here.
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