I think a lot about how my life feels so important and big right now, but how, in reality, only a few people for the next two or three generations will even know who I was. After that, I’ll fade into the millions of no-name individuals who all lived “important” lives just like me. Everything feels so significant right now, but I won’t be remembered several generations down the road. I reflect on this not to be morbid, but to remind myself to live for what lasts and to walk with eternity in mind. Only the treasure I store up in heaven is actually going to matter 100 years from now. What I work hard at for earthly gain or human respect will all fade very quickly.
A few nights ago, while with friends, Andrew led us in each choosing a Psalm and then sharing two things that jumped out at us about our God. Mine was Psalm 102. Here’s the part that struck me:
“My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But You, O Lord, are enthroned forever; You are remembered throughout all generations.” (Psalm 102:11-12)
Since I’ve been considering lately how quickly I’ll be forgotten, I really loved exactly how the Psalmist expressed God’s immortality and lasting relevance: “You are remembered throughout all generations.” It’s just another contrast between me and my Heavenly Father that makes me say, “Wow. You are an awesome God. I want to server You.”
I may be forgotten a few decades from now, but I serve a God Who will be remembered forever.