Someday, my time on earth will be over. My 'physical' life will come to an end and I will be born into 'eternal' life.
I wonder about how I will be remembered.
When people think of me, I hope they will remember that I loved God with my whole heart and soul. I hope they will remember that I kept my faith when situations in life blindsided me! I hope they remember that I gave Christianity a shot anyway! I wasn't perfect. I fell short. But I kept trying.
I loved my enemies.
I prayed for those who persecuted me.
I tried to meet God in every situation.
God invited me to participate in His love and I tried my best to be an expression of that love to the world around me. He did not invite me to participate in His judgment - or his vengeance. I tried to remember that my ways are not HIS ways and my thoughts are not HIS thoughts.
I hope people will forgive me for the times I fell short; for the times my life was not an expression of His love.
I hope people will remember that I tried it HIS way and I don't regret it.