in memorium j.o.n
The end of this month marks the day that Americans honor and remember our fellow citizens who gave their lives serving our nation in the fight for freedom. Cemeteries from coast to coast will be decorated, parades will march down Main Street and loved ones will be remembered, talked about and missed. Our own congregation recently held a memorial service for one of our own. Robert N. Clark died in an accident on April 18th, 2018. He will be remembered as our most recent “Door Man”. Bobby now stands in the presence of the Loving, Gracious Father and Righteous Judge of all men. All men will leave behind a memory, a legacy, whether good or bad. Your legacy has the potential to affect those left behind for the glory of God or the glory of this dark world. Here is yet another motivator to make Disciples for the Lord! As He said, “...teaching them to obey all things, and lo I will be with you (always)” What a way to be remembered, as one who discipled others into a life with Jesus! How meaningful life is when you can look back and reflect upon those lives that are being transformed into His likeness, faithful saints of God, in covenant with Him and making disciples themselves! Here is treasure beyond imagination being stored up in Heaven! Joshua was this emphatic about making disciples. Joshua 24:15 “...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” He made certain that his family would see in their father, their husband, their master a man desperately in love with God longing to serve Him and only Him. He would reject all other faiths in gods that are not gods. Joshua’s passion for Yahweh and the Law of God was a powerful witness to the sons of Israel. Together the people with conviction proclaimed, “...we will serve the Lord!” This man’s faithfulness will be forever remembered, honored and talked about because it had a great impact on his progeny. His legacy is intertwined with savior of He world, Jesus of Nazareth.
How will you be remembered ?