What do you want to be remembered for?

But He continued, “You are from below; I am from above.
You are of this world; I am not of this world.
I told you that you would die in your sins;
if you do not believe that I am He, you will indeed die in your sins.”
“Who are you?” they asked (John 8:23-25 NIV).
Martin Luther King’s Day is on Monday. Our nation will celebrate him as one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the last century. Biographies and movies have been made about his life and the civil protests that he led against segregation and discrimination in the United States. His speech, “I Have a Dream.” still reverberates today.
What is easily forgotten or barely mention is that Dr. King was a Christian and minister foremost of all. Our country remembers him as a Civil Right Leader, not as a minister of the Gospel. They remember his march from Selma to Montgomery for the right to vote. They remember his untimely death by a murderer. They do not remember or cite his deep moral convictions as a Christian and as a minister.
When we transfer, resign or retire from our jobs, what will our friends and coworkers remember about us? Will they remember how great a worker that we were at the office? Will they remember how we brought those snacks to the office each week? Will they remember our willingness to go the extra mile to get the project done on time? What will they remember about you and me?
Here’s the challenge for us this week: “Who knows you are a Christian at your office or at the school/university? Will anyone recall that you shared Jesus with them rather than the latest political or sports news?” Our nation will remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King this weekend. What do you want to be remembered for?
Kingston Tong
January 16, 2022