We go through life each day trying to please someone, whether it be our spouse, parents, a friend, a hopeful girlfriend or boyfriend. We long to be looked highly upon by others. We want to be remembered it is in our nature. I am no exception, I have longed for others to recognize me and appreciate me. I enjoy when others want to be around me and enjoy my company, when someone calls because they are thinking about me, when my wife does something special just because she loves me. The thing is, even if I had none of these people, I would still have that one that wants to spend time with me, who longs to be with me, that wants my attention as well….that would be our Lord and Savior. What’s even better is that His love is unconditional. He loves us no matter what sin we have committed, whether or not we even pay attention to Him. He loves us….period. It is up to us if we accept Him and love him back. It is a conscious effort that requires no work, no special ceremony, nor a Priest on our behalf to do so. Just one genuine prayer from us expresses our love and our need for Jesus, and we give our lives to Him. Many think it is too simple to be true, but it is not.
After thinking about this, and reading my daily devotional, I realize that while friends matter, the one true friend we already have matters much more. When I am gone, I do want friends, family, and others to remember me, that I loved our Lord and was a Godly man, but what I want them to remember the most, is how much God loved me.