Recently I had the privilege, and challenge of summarizing a life in a slide show. A young man from our community was in a tragic accident and his family gave me a stack of photos and some songs, asking me to compile them into a tribute to him.
As I worked on the slideshow, I was struck by the impossible task of summing up 37 years into a show that was a good representation of his life, but short enough to share during the funeral services. I promise you, it was quite a challenge.
That got me thinking about my own life and how it might be summed up? What photos would be shared to best represent me? To best represent my life? Would the photos represent a life well lived? Would they be a reflection of Christ in me, or just me?
Oh goodness, what songs would be chosen? Unfortunately, the songs might be more along the lines of “I’m In a Hurry” (Alabama) rather than “I Surrender All.” And I am not sure I like that!
So friend, how about you? What song or songs would you choose to best represent your life? What photos would you want shared? If the first ones to come to mind aren’t the ones you like, then what can you do today to start changing that?
“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”