Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
~ John 14:1
I took this photo several years ago now. It always reminds me that no matter how great or small you may be, we all leave our mark somewhere on the earth.
When the Divine encountered the dust of the earth, humanity sprung forth. It was a mark that each of us are the result of. It was and is the mark of love.
Hope and faith were gained next with each step that we take.
When we take our last steps here, drawing in our last breath and finally releasing the Divine that lives within us and we return to our Creator, what we leave here will say much to others about who we were.
Love is eternal. Love comes from God and returns to God.
The love with which we lived our lives is the life of God within us, and is the mark we shall leave behind that others will see.
It is the divine, indestructible core of our being. This love not only will remain but will also bear fruit from generation to generation.
"Don't let your heart be troubled. The love of God that dwells in my heart will come to you and offer you consolation and comfort."
Each step in our life is important, but each step taken in love will last through eternity.
Stay in God's grip!
Dear Lord, may each step I take bring love to each moment. Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.