Monday, November 5, 2012

Will anyone miss you when you are gone?

"And he [Jehoram, King of Judah] departed [died] with no one's regret." 2 Chron. 21:22b

The other day I was driving by a cemetary where a service was in progress.  It caught my eye because of the sheer magnitude of the event.   Cars lined the streets of the cemetary, the parking lot was overflowing and standing around a casket were a thousand people, mourning a life lost. Evidently, this person will be greatly missed and exerted a level of positive impact upon their community.

I can't imagine anything worse than wasting my life so that no one cared when I died.  Not because I didn't have a large funeral, but that my life counted as nothing towards eternity.  What a very sad commentary of a life lived (or not lived).  No one was sad that Jehoram died, no one bothered to even bury him in the tomb of the kings. 

Have you seen the website www.deathclock.com?  You can put in your date of birth, various lifestyle factors and you will see the estimated time of your death.  Regardless of how much time you have left, you can begin today making a positive impact for the community. 

He has told you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8

Jehoram was only 40 years old when he died and he reigned 8 years.  Like a two term American president, he had 8 years to make a huge influence on the nation...for either good or evil.  He had an incredible legacy, Jehoshophat was his father and Asa was his grandfather.  Both men left an impressive legacy for family, country and for God. 

What will your legacy be?  Don't wait until tomorrow... 

 

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