At dinner recently I mentioned that Oswald Chambers helps me almost every day.
John said, very seriously, “He’s a good friend of yours, isn’t he?”
I hadn’t thought of him as a friend but yes, he is.
Chambers has been dead 96 years. Seven years after he died his wife put his words into a devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. Technically, Chambers did not write the book. His wife took shorthand notes when he gave talks to students and soldiers during WWI. Those talks became Utmost.
I have another friend who is still alive. We don’t see each other much anymore, but the quality of his life, words, advice, and wisdom still encourage me.
You’re going to spend a lot more time as history than you are as today.
Some people are influential today, but irrelevant in the future.
Some are irrelevant today, but are influential in the future.
Some are both.
What one thing can you do today that could live as a friend in someone after you’re gone?
If what you say has value, it will last longer than you will
– Vance Havner