Many times, when I read the Bible, I think about how amazing that God, Himself, has recorded an event in a person’s life for their remembrance. Men like Moses, Abraham, David, Solomon and many who only got a one time mention, yet their names are recorded in the Bible.
My grandmother and sister are named for a woman mentioned only once, a woman named Damaris (Demaris). We know very little about the first Damaris except that she knew the apostle Paul and that she was a follower of his and that she was a believer in Christ Jesus.
Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them. Acts 17:34
Today, many people are remembered for centuries. People like Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle certainly made names for themselves.
Do you ever wonder who will be remembered from our time, say one thousand years from now, or even five hundred years from now? How long will we be remembered after our death?
There are books where our names may be recorded. One book in particular is important – The Lambs Book of Life.
I think Ray Stedman has made a name for himself. How long he will be remembered on earth, I do not know, but I feel certain his name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. That is what really matters.
- Raymond Charles Stedman was an evangelical Christian pastor, and author.
- Born: Oct 05, 1917
- Died: Oct 07, 1992
Ray Stedman was a prolific writer. He has a daily devotional page on Facebook.
For some insight into the kind of pastor he was, read May 7, 2014’s Our Daily Bread devotional. It is an amusing story.