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OUR FATHER KNOWS BEST: Leaving Footprints

We have all walked on a beach near the waters’ edge, then stopped and looked back at our footprints. I expect we may have wondered how long before the ocean would claim them and erase any trace of us being there. As I celebrated an anniversary of being with my current employer, I couldn’t help but wonder if I made any impressions along the way. I believe I did, as I try daily to represent my employer as best as I can. Our lives should be the very same. We should always strive to honor the name we wear with pride, so we never dishonor our parents. It’s not that difficult to go through our lifetime trying to leave this world a bit better than when we came into it. We should also honor our employer by doing the best job we can.
How many times have we visited a historical site and marvelled at the craftsmanship of buildings, clothing, or machinery? We all love to see how history is preserved by the pride of the work from years gone by. My point here is we should leave an impression on this world that will have people speak fondly of us when we are gone. In the big scheme of time, even that will fade.
What will never fade is the legacy of Jesus Christ. His life and death has been talked about for over two thousand years, and will continue into eternity. There is no question of His existence as it is clearly recorded in the Bible. Even those of other faiths than Christianity acknowledge Him. We Christians know and believe He was and is the true son of God in the flesh. 1 John 5:20 GNT, We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we know the true God. We live in union with the true God—in union with his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and this is eternal life. Others will argue that He was a mere prophet. Yet, He is talked about. No other person in history has or will ever have the attention and teaching about them, than Jesus.
As much as we are thought of in a friendly light, our memory and legacy will not match His. Yet, we can leave a part of us to carry on forever. Ask yourself if you would like to remain in the hearts and DNA of your loved ones. If you answer yes, then introduce Jesus to someone. Start with your children and grand-children, and leave them a gift that they can keep and share into the future. Leave footprints on the beach with your sweetheart, keep Jesus as the anchor of your home and leave the world a bit better than you found it.

Mike Shindruk
Master’s Hand Ministry

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