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Hope in the Heartland

Gracepoint Church, Peabody

A preacher was leading an adult Sunday school class discussion and he thought he’d spur some feedback by asking this question: “When people come to your funeral and walk up to the casket to view your body, what would you most like to hear them say?”

One man answered quickly, “I suppose I’d like to have them say that I was a good husband and father.”

Another man replied that he’d like to have someone say, “Old Bob made a difference in his community.”

The pastor noticed that one particular man was lost in thought, so he addressed him specifically.

“John, what would you like to hear someone say when they viewed you in your casket?”

John thought for a moment longer, and then said, “The thing I’d want to hear them say is, ‘Look! He moved!’”

Even though John seems to have missed the point, we understand his answer. However, the point remains. Think of it in the form of different questions: What legacy will you leave behind? How will your life be remembered by your family? Your community? Your church?

What does God think of what you are doing with your life now?

Last modified Feb. 22, 2012

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