Monday, June 16, 2008

Epitaph

“…a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume...She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head. Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume? It could have been sold for more than a year's wages and the money given to the poor." And they rebuked her harshly. "Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me…I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her…” Mark 14:3-9 NIV [italics & emphasis mine]

You will be remembered for either the problems you solved or the problems you created. Adolf Hitler and Idd Amin are remembered for the problems they created while Sister Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi are remembered for the problems they solved. The Late Dr. Ed. L. Cole once said, after I have preached and spoken to millions of men across the globe, I want to be remembered as a father who fought for his daughters’ life with everything he’s got and won.

What will people say (if they will) about you when you are gone? Jesus praised this woman (above text) for she had given a year’s worth of wage (before tax?) in honour of the Lord. People who are fondly remembered (Including Jesus Christ), didn’t just give—they sacrificed. David said, I will not give unto the Lord what costs me nothing [2 Samuel 24:24]. What legacy do you want to leave behind when you are long gone? what will your epitaph say?

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