The Dash of a Lifetime

Yes, how short will my dash be? My father finished his race at 74 and I am now a month shy of 62. What has the Lord said of me and is my name in His book

Church Set Free

Have you ever stopped to look at a tombstone?

You might see something like this:

John Doe

1947-1988

Or maybe something like this:

Winston Spencer Churchill

November 30, 1874 – January 20, 1965

One of these was just a man, who was born, who lived, and who died, and who we have no knowledge of. The other also was born, lived and died, but about whom we know a great deal, for he was one of the 245px-Sir_Winston_S_Churchillworld’s greatest statesmen. Other than a name and two dates, what do these men have in common?

Yes indeed, good work! There is a dash between the two dates. Isn’t it ironic, that the smallest little detail contains a person’s entire life story?

If you are reading this today, then your life is somewhere within the dash that will one day be placed on your tombstone. Now I’m hoping that your tombstone won’t…

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