Here lies John Harper. Jun 12 1908 – May 18, 1972.
What kind of life did he lead? Was he simply a victim of circumstance to be commemorated only with a cold piece of stone? What on that tombstone could he have changed?
The name is one given through birth or marriage — There’s no going back and fixing that
The date of birth was the result of the union of two people — No changing that one either
The dash represents a life lived.
The dash represents a thousand decisions, a thousand lives impacted, a thousand chances to change their world. The dash represent days live for some causes, some purpose, and some good
Beyond your own life
Maybe you were born poor.
Or were raised in a house without love.
Maybe you are a minority.
Or suffer from a disability.
Instead, live for the dash. These precious moments that God has given you to do something for His glory.
We need to begin making a difference in our neighborhoods, our schools, and our workplaces.