While taking a walk through a cemetery
I noticed that several of the tombstones (headstones)
gave the date of birth followed by a dash
and then the date of death.
It hit me that the dash represents
all those years inbetween...
the years of earthly life...
over before we realize it.
What are you doing with your dash through life?
Has it, among other things,
been a period of spiritual growth?
What kind of legacy are you going to leave behind?
Don't just be an example of"what not" to be.
Everyone can grow in Christ
by making the right choices...
that is giving yourself completely to Him
and trusting completely in Him.
Following His will for His glory
results in the greatest legacy
you can leave behind
and makes your dash through life meaningful.
"Our days are numbered.
One of the primary goals in our lives
should be to prepare for our last day.
The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions,
but in the quality of our lives.
What preparations should we be making now?
The greatest waste in all of our earth,
which cannot be recycled or reclaimed,
is our waste of the time
that God has given us each day."
- Billy Graham