This is one of my favorite songs that I haven’t thought about for a long time. It is by Geoff Moore.
When All Is Said and Done
When the days of life are through,
What will be remembered of where I’ve come?
When all is said and done?
Will they say I loved my family?
That I was a faithful friend?
That I lived to tell of God’s own son?
When all is said and done.
Of how I long to see the hour,
When I would hear that trumpet sound.
So I could rise and see my Savior’s face,
And see him smile,
And say ‘Well done.’
You can forget my name
And the songs I’ve sung,
Every rhyme and every tune.
But remember the truth of Jesus’ love,
When all is said and done
When all is said and done.
I’ve been thinking the past few days about what is important in my life. This year I want “Christ” put back in our family’s Christmas. I recently read a blog post by http://planejaner.wordpress.com/ titled All I Want for Christmas: The Complete, unedited list. I clicked on the post and got a blank page. I thought there must be some mistake and then I got it. She wanted nothing. I, too, am wanting for nothing. God has provided for all my daily needs. Oh, there are plenty of ever changing wants out there and they change daily due to creative marketing that makes us feel we desire this or that.
When my life is through or “said and done” as the song suggested I want to be remembered for my love of people and not things. I want my love to be unconditional for all people and the most important part of that is forgiveness. We can try to go through this life and try to not hurt others but the truth is we are human and we fail when it comes to others. We need to set those feelings aside each day. I love that it says in Lamentations 3:22-23 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
The Lord is faithful in his love for me. Each day I fail, am forgiven, and loved. I am called to do the same for others. To forgive when they fail and to love others unconditionally. Our memories are long and it is often difficult to set aside the times when we have been offended but we will be better for it.
Each day is a new opportunity to improve on the day before. A chance for a “do over”. To love others more deeply and compassionately. A chance to learn what it is that God loves about each person he has placed on this earth at this place and time.
November 14, 2010 at 8:27 am
Oh, you so speak my language! I love this post, it’s wonderful. At church this morning the sermon was about “who do you serve?” and the fact that we CANNOT serve God and mammon. Your words harmonise so with those.
Relationships, and our relationship with God, are SO much more important than things. Thank you!
November 14, 2010 at 8:50 am
I couldn’t agree with you more on relationships especially in the light that God placed people here on this earth for a relationship with him and to enrich our lives with each other.
The journey of life is so much sweeter when we can share it with those we love and expand it to those we haven’t met yet. Not everyone is easily loved nor are we but we must at least try.
Things are not on my Christmas list this year, Christ is. The difficult part with be to keep the focus on him throughout the season and the days to come.