I found my epitaph—at least it’s what I hope my family will choose:
“Though she never performed a miraculous sign, all that she said about Jesus was true.”
That’s an almost direct quote from John 10:41 in the NIV Bible, and refers to John the Baptist: “Though John never performed a miraculous sign, all that John said about this man was true.”
“This man” is Jesus and the statement follows an explanation of why He spent a few days hanging out with his cousin on the east side of the Jordan River. I imagine a quiet setting with grazing flocks in grassy meadows. Simple people. No city noise or clamoring crowds.
Everyone who lived in the area knew ol’ John. A bit weird, perhaps; a baptizer, yes. Miracle-worker, no. But what he said about Jesus was spot on. What a reputation.
I am definitely one of the many who never performed a miraculous sign. Sometimes I feel that I’m not even making a dent, much less a difference. But as a writer, I’ve said a few things about Jesus, and those are the words that I pray will live on.
With Memorial Day recently passed, remembrance is on the hearts of many. What do you want to be remembered for?