Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More on individual destiny

"...most of us are nobodies from the world’s point of view. We live and die in a long chain of humanity but there is not much that anyone will remember of us as individuals. At the same time, without us, future generations will not be born and the legacy of the past will not be preserved. We are part of a great cloud of witnesses, a long chain of faithful people who have lived for God in the place where he put them. Even if we know little about them we owe them a great debt of gratitude for their loyalty and perseverance when they had little or nothing to gain from it or to show for it...there is a purpose in our calling that goes beyond ourselves. Even if we are not 'glorified' and leave little for posterity to remember us by, we shall nevertheless have made an indispensable contribution to the purposes of God in human history." -- Gerald Bray

A Member but not Messianic. Favor not Fame. Grace not Glamor.

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