My mom lost her battle with cancer on Christmas Day. The viewing was Sunday. The funeral was yesterday. The burial was today. My died of cancer on Christmas Eve five years ago. I am happy they are out of pain and united together in heaven right now.
I am left with questions. What do I want to leave behind when I die? Do I want a ton of people to attend my funeral and remember me with love? Yes, I do.
What do I want to be my legacy? Most of all, I want God’s love to shine through me. I want God’s light to shine through to my children, friends, neighbors and strangers. I want people to remember God in me. How do I achieve this goal? I think that I work on it everyday.
I think that I have my new year’s resolutions. I want to volunteer more. I want to love more. I want to spread light. I have to let go of myself, leave my comfort zone and trust in God this year.
The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want anything with the Lord on my side. God will give me rest and peace. God will restore my soul. God, will lead me down the right path. With God, I will not fear anything, even death. “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” God, you will protect me and lift me up in front of my enemies. In the presence of the Lord, “My cup runs over”.
The Lord the Shepherd of His People
A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
–Psalm 23 (NKJV)