All Things Must End
The legacy I leave is far more important than the life I live.
A rebel friend was inclined to quip I can always serve as a bad example. This is a joke of mixed value.
I am more convinced than ever that my echoes into eternity are of significance for good or for evil. They express my 'appetites'.
Legacies are life's key-strokes, beyond my mortal coil. What I sow in the flesh determines what I gain or lose in my soul, and my enduring impact.
Different seasons will always lead to the deposits of different legacies.
Each season requires to be sown well, that what remains behind is healthy after my curtains are drawn..
I can find no scales that better weighs a legacy than righteous love. The greater the love, the greater the loss, but also the greater and purer the legacy.
Legacies are not calculated by estate size or by church pews filled at funerals, but rather photo albums imprinted upon hearts - for these are love's records.
The most lasting and therefore the most important season is entered after all of life's seasons have expired; when the human slapping of a bottom is finally replaced by the divine snatching of breath.
Death is God's retrieval mechanism for those who belong to Him.
When a loved one dies their death is even far more precious to God than it is to those who lost their loved one.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. (Psalm 116:15)
All things in life must end - the good things and the bad things; so that each person who belongs to Jesus may arrive at the place where bad things no longer start and good things no longer end.
Today's Soul Snippet:
God's love is as endless as He is eternal.