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Fame

Some people have a strong desire to leave a mark in this world.  A person’s name can be seen in carvings on a tree, a park bench, newly poured cement, under road bridges, desks, and many other areas.  Why write or carve your name for all people who pass by to see?  Could it just come down to a basic need to have a piece of immortality, somethings that lives on even after the person has gone?

For some there is an  intense motivation that lead them to seek fame and be remembered for all time.  On occasion, great fame is achieved by a select few having their names written in the Halls of Fame in various settings: baseball, football, and many other venues, which is a tremendous honor based on their merits, skills,and talents.   However, leaving your mark must transcend this world.  In Luke 10:20 Jesus said,  “Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”  Seventy of Jesus’ disciples had been in engaged in performing extraordinary miracles and were joyous for their accomplishments.   It was an honor to perform these miracles in the name of Jesus, but Jesus wanted them to know that they should be joyful that their names were written in heaven.  This is the greatest mark one could leave.   If the fame of our name is only found on this earth, it will not live forever, and it will not be immortal.  However, what we do, and how we live here, even if it is only known by few on this earth, can put us into the halls of fame in heaven. The phrase “And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” from Acts 2:47 gives us the identify of the one who does the adding to the book of life: Jesus.    If your name is not found there you have missed the greatest fame of all. 

In Revelation 20:10 it says, “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.”  Our ultimate joy must be that my and your  name is written in  heaven, in the book of life.   That is the fame we must seek: fame in the eyes of the Lord.  Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life?    Yes, the Lamb’s Book of Life!  Jesus is the Lamb of God. “Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Revelation 21:27).     Visit our web page  “God’s Plan For You”  https://109.199.127.122/~cwtech38/coldwatercoc.com/godsplanforyou.html

Dave