This part, in a series, has come from the hearts of young adults who had a unique experience recently. In our series "Lessons From the Grave" where we looked at people who are dead and gone and what their lives teach us, we concluded with a trip to the cemetery where we all were faced with the reality that one day, the dead poeple talking will be us.
What will be the lessons we leave after we're dead?
So each person took some time to walk, sit, ponder and pray. Then they finished this sentence on paper, "I want to be remembered as..."
They took their papers and put them in a mock casket set up in the cemetery just for them. This is what they wrote.
I want to be remembered as a dedicated servant to God. I want my children to remember me as blessed. I want not to be remembered by the measure of what I had tangibly, but by what I had intangibly, my undying love for Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I want to be remembered as a great woman of God. This is my prayer in Jesus name. Amen.
I want to be remembered as a healer; a heart mender and a thought provoker. I have healing of my own to do.
I want to be remembered as a servant of God who was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, a hard worker who was dedicated in all she did, a person who put their best foot forward, a woman of tenacity, a ‘Titus II’ woman and a God fearer.
I want to be remembered as a man after God’s own heart.
I want to be remembered as a person that God used to heal the hearts of the broken hearted. I want to be remembered as a great and powerful woman of God. A person that God used to bring his Word to all needed people in the world.