This is Celia C. Tillman bringing you greetings and encouragement from the Honey-Comb of
Praises. Our lesson for this month is HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?
We are now at the end of January 2021, and so much has transpired in our society. There
are some people who are taking matters into their own hands, and disregarding the laws of
the land. There are rioting, killings, insurrection upon our nation capital which was
senseless. These people however, who were involved in these up-rising were self- seekers,
out to make a name for themselves. But what a way to be remembered! Covid-19 is still
claiming the lives of many people all over the world, which has been devastating.
As Christians, we must have courage to move forward, and lift up Christ regardless of what
is going on around us because people are still lost and are in need of a Savior to save them.
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ left us a legacy that will stand throughout all generations.
He was courageous in giving his life, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve and give his life a ransom for many,” (Mark 10:45). He wasn’t seeking fame
and recognition in the eyes of men but to only please his Father, God in heaven.
The Apostle Paul, in his greetings to the Ephesians had this to say, “In Him we have
redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to his riches of his grace,”
Jesus Christ’s legacy was about love, denying oneself, forgiveness, faith, and gratitude. He
was not selfish like some of us today, but selfless, all about pleasing his Father in heaven,
and he said, “Take this cup from me: Nevertheless, not my will but thine be done,” (Mark
14:36 and Luke 22:42).
Jesus was and still is a hero to those of us who truly believe in his existence. His life on
earth however, in the short time that he lived, thirty-three years, surpassed all men with their
prestigious awards, and honors. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay
down one’s life for his friends. You are my friends if you do whatever I command you,” (John
15:13-14). Jesus wants us to obey him and do his will, telling men and women of how he
was crucified on the cross for mankind, (John 19:1-18). We are to heed to His precepts,
and not to the dictates of this world with its hatred, idolatry, drunkenness, jealousy, murder
and other works of the flesh, (Galatians 5:19-21).
The name Jesus goes far beyond fortune and fame, and even the most brilliant minds of
men, of whom the world gives high accolades and accreditations can’t stand up to the work
that Christ has done. The Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ is the stone that the builders
had found worthless and they rejected it. However, this same stone has become the chief
cornerstone, “Nor is there salvation in any other name under heaven given among men by
which we must be saved,” (Acts 4:11-12). “And that at the name of Jesus every knee should
bow, of those in heaven, and those on earth, and those under the earth, and that every
tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father,” (Philippians
The fame of God and His Son, Jesus is still being echoed throughout all generations. In the
beginning God created the heavens and the earth, (Gen. 1:1), and he begin to organize a
shapeless and barren earth (Gen. 1:2), providing light (Gen. 1:3-5), and separating land
from water (Gen. 1:6-10). The creation of plant and animal life came next, including
creatures of the sea, air, and land (1:11-25). Man and woman were created on the sixth
day, (Gen. 1:27, 28), which is the most wonderful achievement of God’s creative work, (In
his own image, created male and female). Ladies, he made man first, and from the dust of
the ground; breath into his nostrils life, and man became a living soul, (Gen. 2:7; Gen. 1:26)
Ladies, God is awesome and there are no flaws in his creation. However, after he made
man, he knew that man was alone, and he said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I
will make him a help meet for him,” (Gen. 2:18). This help meet that God made for Adam
only needed God’s divine power to make her. The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall
upon Adam, and he took one of Adams ribs; and closed up the flesh. However, from this
rib, he made woman and brought her to the man, and he said, “This is now bone of my
bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of
Man,” (Gen. 2:21-23). They alone were created to fellowship with God, their creator.
It is so good to be remembered, but what better way to be remembered than to be
remembered by Christ. Even the thief on the cross desired to be remembered and he knew
who to ask: The thief said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when you come into your
kingdom,” (Luke 23:42-43).
Jesus performed many miracles while on earth and taught many valuable lessons. He
healed the sick, raised the dead; gave sight to the blind and fed thousands of people. Jesus
was compassionate, not only for mankind’s spiritual needs but for their physical needs also.
(Matt. 14:14). The miraculous feeding of thousands: (1).The feeding of 5,000 people with 5
loaves of bread; two fishes, (Matt. 14:17-20). (2) The feeding of 4,000 people with 7 loaves
of bread and a few small fishes, (Mark 8:5-9).
The most wonderful legacy that Jesus exemplified to his 12 apostle first, and now to us, is
the eating of The Lord’s Supper. By eating of the bread, which is a representation of his
body on the cross, and the fruit of the vine which was his blood spilled out for all mankind.
Jesus was the sacrificial lamb that would suffer, and be offered up, (Luke 22:17-20; I Cor.
Ladies, there are no books or archives that are able to hold all the good works or deeds that
Jesus did while on earth. But we as Christians can show the world that Christ lives in our
hearts when we teach Jesus and him crucified.
We may not all be heroes in the eyes of men or become great orators in speech but we can
all do our part in continuing to be faithful in the work of Christ. We must remember that we
should never want to bring shame and reproach or disgrace to Christ’s name.
The Psalmist David said, “Thy word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against thee,”
(Psalm 119:11). David also proclaimed the glory of God in His creation of the earth. He
said, “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Who has set thy glory
above the heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou has
ordained,” (Psalms 8:1 and 3).
1. As Christians what kind of legacy should we leave our children?
2. What was Jesus primary concern when he walked upon this earth?
3. Who left a legacy that will be remembered throughout eternity?
4. What was the most outstanding thing that Jesus did that you can remember?
5. Define selfish and selfless? (B) Which of the two words would you categorize
6. What did Christ tell his 12 Apostles to remember just before his crucifixion?
7. How can we show the world that Christ live in us?
8. After reading this lesson, how would you like to be remembered?