How Will You Be Remembered? by Daniel Rodgers

How Will You Be Remembered?
Daniel Rodgers
2 Kings 20:20-21; 1 Kings 11:41; 1 Kings 22:45; 2 Kings 8:23

INTRODUCTION: Have you ever stopped to think about how you will be remembered? I mean, when you are gone and folks stop by your grave or sit around in the house and talk about you, what will they say? On the other hand, you might wonder if you will be remembered at all.

HUMOR: Bill stood up at the funeral to say a few words about his best friend. ''I still can't get over the fact that he's gone. I also can't get over the fact that I totally survived that same car accident! Can you believe it? I should have suffered the same kind of injuries like what's-his-name here.''

You've heard it said, ''If you want to know how much you will be missed when you are gone, put your finger in a bucket of water, and then remove it. The hole that's left will be how much you are missed.''

HUMOR: A son was sitting beside his father's bedside; the father is near death. ''Is that you, my son?'' the father asked. ''Yes, father, it is I,'' replied the son. ''What is that smell? Is mother making my favorite apple strudel?'' ''Yes, father,'' said the son. ''Ah, to have one more piece before I leave. Would you please bring me a piece?'' asked the weakened father. After a few minutes, the son returns and sits down next to his father. ''Is that you, my son?'' ''Yes, father.'' ''Did you bring me the strudel?'' ''No father,'' mother said, ''The strudel is for after the funeral.''

Well, this is all a little humorous...hopefully, our life will have amounted to a little more than a piece of apple strudel. But, have you given serious thought as to how you will be remembered? How will people measure your life? What kind of an impression or impact will you have made on others? The truth is; in one way or the other, we are all leaving behind a legacy. People will remember us in certain ways.

QUOTE: Someone once said, ''When you were born, everyone else was smiling and you were c ...


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