Our grand daughter Allison decided to make a fashion statement this week… She had the lower half of her hair died bright blue. This morning when I picked her up for school I told her I had a song I wanted to sing for her. I sang (to the tune of Blue skies and rainbows)…. “Blue hair and rainbows the beauty that surrounds her are what I can see when my grand daughter is riding with me.” To be honest she didn’t seem impressed, but I told her that now she would think of me anytime she heard the song….
I believe that all of us have a desire to be remembered or at least thought of in a good light. Perhaps that desire strengthens as we age and realize that we will not always be here to interact with people’s lives. Psalm 90:10 gives this general comment on men’s lives. “The measure of our life is seventy years; and if through strength it may be eighty years, its pride is only trouble and sorrow, for it comes to an end and we are quickly gone.”
Kevin R. came up with this list of things to do in your life if you want to be remembered. 7 Ways To Be Remembered After Death: Give Generously, Have Time for Others, Be Helpful, Respect Everyone, Develop an Open, Loving Attitude, Be Genuine, and Show Compassion.
Those seem like pretty good suggestions and they go along with scripture also. The first things that popped into my head was 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: “Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride; Love’s ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil; It takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true; Love has the power of undergoing all things, having faith in all things, hoping all things.”
If you want to be remembered long after you have died, try living as the scripture instructs us.
May you live long and prosper in this life!