There is a poem named “The Dash” that talks about the dash on a tombstone that is between our date of birth and date of death. That little dash represents the time we spent on earth. The poem challenges us to think about what our dash will say about us. The dash reveals how we have lived our lives.
One day, there is going to be a judgment day. On the judgment day we will give an account of our lives. Paul referred to judgment day in II Corinthians. This reference to judgment day was more about how the church was built but, it can be applied to our lives as well.
Paul writes, “But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value.”
Fire will reveal our life’s work on judgment day. So what will the fire reveal in our lives? Are we doing things that matter? Are we serving the Lord?
We all should evaluate our lives to determine if we are living for Christ. Are we involved in things that matter? Things that last?
I mentioned the poem “The Dash” earlier. The last line of the poem reads;
“When your eulogy is being read with life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things that are said about how you lived your dash?”