This Week’s Thought

By Brad Campbell –

Just a thought to help start your week.

Have you ever thought about how you would like to be remembered?  Today happens to be Columbus Day here in the good ole USA.  We remember Christopher Columbus, who is credited with discovering America.  Interestingly enough, did you know that native American tribal governments and school systems do not observe this holiday?!  So Columbus is remembered by all, but only celebrated by some.

You’ve heard me speak of my treks to graveyards.  On one recent trip to a rather dilapidated old cemetery, I ran across this grave, or rather a group of graves.  I assume that the custom built structure is one grave.  There is another grave marker propped here on one end.  There are at least 3 markers stacked on top of the original structure.  And, what you can’t see in this picture is that there are another 2 grave stones propped haphazardly against the other end.

I doubt seven people are buried in this grave.  Only two of the markers had any legible names still on them.  Are they all gone and forgotten?  Doesn’t anyone remember?

How will you be remembered when you are no longer on this earth?  Let’s challenge each other to make the world a better place this week by sharing the love of Jesus.  Granted, not everyone may remember us, and even if they do, it may not be fondly.  However, let time worry about those things.  Concentrate on how you will be remembered for the life you live TODAY.

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