Can you imagine the magnitude of God's creation? I watched a program about all the universes that God created. Just trying to grasp our universe is pretty mind boggling but our universe is a drop in the bucket compared to the vastness of all that God created.
Did you ever wonder why God created so much? Wouldn't one universe have been enough? Why not stop at 3? Surely 100 would have been plenty. Yet scientists estimate there are hundreds of billions of galaxies! Why? And why, in the midst of all those stars, why would God even think about me?
Here's an interesting fact. Most of the stars we "see" no longer exist. They have long since burned out. Technically, they're dead. My niece, Elisa, posted a sermon on Facebook a few weeks ago. It was about outliving your life. Just as the stars in the sky continue shining hundreds of years after they are gone, our lives can still be a beacon for others for decades and even centuries after we have died. It was a powerful message.
I thought how my Great-Grandmother's life affected my Dad and my Mom. They both loved Dad's Grandma Phillips dearly! She profoundly influenced them both. Through them (and the rest of Dad's family) her legacy will live on.
In the same way, Mom & Dad are still shining down on us. We can follow The Path in the light of their shining example for the rest of our lives. My children and great-grandchildren can bask in the light of their loves for years to come!
Daniel 12:3 (The Message)
Men and women who have lived wisely and well will shine brilliantly, like the cloudless, star-strewn night skies. And those who put others on the right path to life will glow like stars forever.
Mom & Dad certainly fit that description. They certainly lived wisely and helped countless other to get on the right path to life. Mom and Dad not only prayed for their living family members they prayed for their great-grandchildren who had not yet been born. They prayed for their great-great grandchildren. They prayed thru the centuries. Not only will their prayers affect generations to come, the light of their lives will guide my great-great grandchildren and their children!
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine!