Wednesday, 17 August 2011

How To Leave A Lasting Legacy

An unsavoury character passed away and an eulogy was delivered by the pastor who had never met him. Hoping to comfort the family the reverend got carried away, describing the departed as a caring son, a dedicated father and a loving husband. After the service, the widow nudged their son and said, ‘Go up to the coffin and make sure it is your father he is talking about!’ Seriously, your life was measured by its donation instead of its duration, how would people remember you?

Dr. James Kennedy wrote: Consider the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the world’s most massive structures. Someone built it as a memorial to himself-King Khufu, not exactly a household name! Emperor Shah Jehan built the Taj Mahal as a tribute to his wife, yet he too built in vain; after all who knows the name of Mumtaz? While these people are all forgotten, we can make a permanent imprint on the world. God placed a desire in our hearts for significance permanence, because we are bound for eternal life. So how can we make a name for ourselves for eternity? By bringing others to Christ! Do you know somebody who need salvation? They will be grateful you took the time and made the effort to introduce them to Jesus. The Bible says by bringing people to him you will shine like the stars forever and ever.

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