As we climb the ladder of age (if we can still climb!), we wonder what kind of legacy we’ll leave behind. What others will remember about us. Unfortunately, we view each other through such skewed lenses. Blurred vision at best. Only my hurdle and hiccup?
So, I’m trying to be more merciful. In that respect, I don’t have 20-20 vision. I judge others unfairly. Jump to conclusions. At times, think the worst. So, I’m pulling back, trying to gain some distance, praying to be more kind and charitable. That’s something, isn’t it?
What else as we climb that old ladder? Pretty obvious that life whizzes by at lightning speed, especially when you don’t want it to! Psalm 90–‘All our days…quickly pass, and we fly away’ (vs.9-10). No argument there. Then the psalmist urges us ‘…to number our days aright…establish the work of our hands for us–yes, establish the work of our hands’ (vs.12,17). What about this ‘establishing our work’ business? What kind of mark will we leave?
Most of all, let it be a godly one. Not for gold but for God. Not for material things alone, but for the Master. Not for brownie points, trying to ‘kiss-up’ to God by earning our way into heaven (impossible anyway), but for Him and Him alone, who has love, grace and forgiveness without limit. More about Jesus. Less about me…and you!
When our lives are woven tightly together with the Everlasting God and His purposes, we don’t have to worry about making a difference in this corner of the world where the Lord has planted us. Fear not…as we reach the top rung!
Tied to Him. Closer and closer. Shoulder-to-shoulder. He’s all we’ll ever need!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that Jesus makes all the difference. For His sake. Amen.