Then Elisha died, and they buried him. And the raiding bands from Moab invaded the land in the spring of the year. So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders; and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet. 2 Kings 13:20-21
God filled Elisha’s life with miraculous events. Even in death, God used him to perform a miracle when a dead man resurrected when they accidentally laid him on the bones of Elisha!
I’m sure Elisha often remembered the teachings of Elijah – even years and years after his master was taken away. Perhaps he asked himself, “What would Elijah do in this situation?”
I’m reminded how often I refer to some act or phrase of someone that is now passed. Just the other day I made a reference to my grandfather and some phrase he often said.
Linda and I talk about some of the dishes her grandmother cooked.
I carry with me the teaching of Brother Gaylor, who taught the “preacher class” at college.
What will others remember about you after your death? I don’t mean to sound morbid but it is written, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” Rev 14:13
Your good or evil works in this life follow you after you are gone.
Billy Graham is known for his great evangelism. Adolf Hitler is known for killing millions of Jews.
I pray that my life is a positive, memorable influence for the Lord on those around me.