Who is behind you?
Acts 15: 36 “Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.”
In the age of only knowing what is going on in people’s lives other than you visit them, Paul suggested they go back to see how the believers brought in by their ministry were doing.
I think the most amazing reward in life is to have people behind you who you influenced in some way.
This morning I will again go to the hospital to visit my friend David Tinnion who is seriously ill. I posted his need on facebook and was not surprised to see many people from all over the world sending greetings but also stating how David had touched their life in some way in the past.
Look behind you for a moment, who is there? There will be people you have forgotten. Your acts of kindness, neighbours, old friends, work colleagues, church believers, your words of comfort, cards and letters you have written.
They are innumerable. More than you probably will care to admit. Your humility won’t allow you to speak the truth probably for fear of pride. But the fact is you have many people in your past who benefited from you in some way, small or large.
Look back, how are they doing today?
I often ask this question. My friend in the hospital today fighting for his life, he has a trail of people behind him.
This is the success, the reward of life. It is what you give to others that counts for everything. It is who you have in the past who is better because your path crossed theirs. That my friends is what life is about.