The great Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius, is credited with saying, “What we do in life, echos in eternity.” Yes, this is a fictional tale, and yes the context was that of fictional war. But the idea is still interesting and worthy of consideration.
As Christians, we are mindful of the fact that the life we live will not be the end of our existence. We have been born again to a living hope. We have been gifted with eternal life because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. And when our time comes for us to pass through death’s door, we will join the cloud of witnesses that the writer of Hebrews spoke of (Hebrews 12:1).
Most people know that Hebrews 11 is the “Hall of Fame of Faith” in the Bible. It is where we see a line of faith woven through the lives of some of the most recognizable names in the scriptures. But, many of us read these names and we have a detached perspective on them. What we should do, as best we can, is ourselves as having taken our place in the line of faith.
When we confessed our trust in Jesus, we have joined in the cloud of witness to the glory of God. It may be difficult for us to accept that we can take our place with those named, but we can. If we have believed in God’s word, trusted in God’s promises, and committed to a life of obedience to God’s commands, we too are a people of faith like those named. We are their legacy. Therefore, we must do our part to stay faithful, leaving a legacy of our own. Obedience is the key to seeing this happen.
Leave a legacy of faith by committing to a life of obedience.