Nena Arias | May 10, 2021
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
When you die, what will be left behind that has lasting meaning to someone else or to this world? Will your life be represented in temporal values that fade or will they be eternal values that will never disappear? What will your life’s legacy be?
The impact of a person’s life is evident especially when that person passes away. How many are mourning and for what reason are they mourning? Some people don’t mourn the person that passed away but for the circumstances under which they passed like a natural disaster of huge magnitude.
Certainly, at the passing of a person or persons it is a time to reflect on your own life and to ask yourself some of the most important questions of life. Questions like:
“Am I ready for my passing?”
“When will my time come and will I have accomplished what I was supposed to?”
“Will I be satisfied that I finished my earthly journey and reached my goals?”
“What am I investing my life in and is it worth it?”
“Is what I think as truly important worth it, or could I be investing my life on more important things?”
“Am I wasting time that I will never get back?”
“What do I value the most?”
“Can others really celebrate your life or will they be forced to say things that are untrue?”
“What will your funeral be like?”
“What kind of stories will people share about you at your funeral?”
If you had your wishes at your passing, what would you want people to remember about you?
In my personal life, as a Christian I have desired from the beginning of my Christian life to hear the wonderful words of my Savior Jesus Christ found in Matthew 25:21, “‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” There are no sweeter words that I long to hear from my God. I would also love it if those who talk about me after I’m gone, if they didn’t remember anything else except that I was a Christian and reflected the love of God in everything I did, that would suffice for me to say, my life was worth living. Because, you see, that is where my real treasure lies—it is in the God I know and the God who knows me.
No matter how much we are given on this earth, it will always be a little in comparison to what awaits in heaven, but in whatever amount we are expected to be faithful. Luke 16:16 says, “Whoever is faithful with very little will also be faithful with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”
Being faithful to the great love we have received from God is what truly matters in the end. Our interests reveal our God. Who do we really want to please?