One day as I was looking through our family history book I recognized some facial features in some great uncles that resembled my cousins and my brother. The poem below came to me so I wrote it down. The ending is a mandate that all believers have been given.
Time rolls by with no stake to hold it firm
Faces change but features stay the same
Familiar eyes look on through different faces
Cheekbones that once framed an elder’s face now hold new eyes
and are carried on into the future
Here we are but a fleeting breath of air
lasting only long enough to leave the fact we were once here.
Maybe recorded in a history book or a parish archives
Maybe something more profound like in books written,
a painting painted or a large building built by our own hands
We may have left a voice in a family that carries on our name
Or we may have changed lives that continue
to change the lives of their future generations.
Leaving a legacy of freedom, redemption and eternal life
through the passing on the timeless message.
The message of a personal relationship with our Loving Father
through Jesus Christ our Lord
In Him and because of Him we live on forever.
Maggie Mae Holmes
Mark 16:15 (NKJV)
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Gospel means good news or the sharing of good news. The good news that we are to share is everything good that Jesus died to give us. This is extensive and took the whole Old and New Testament to explain. The biggest thing He died for was our opportunity to live eternally with Him. His death gave us that choice.
John 3:16 (NKJV) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV) Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.