Benchmarks and Milestones
They say it’s a way to note or mark a significant event or a major achievement. Once this significant event is noted and achieved, the results can be analyzed to see what can be done better. The word Benchmark seems to be the Buzzword in the News Media today.
The 2000th solder died in combat in Iraq (The Associated Press, 10/25/2005 3:16:26 PM).
The local news (only after a couple of days) began to mention the name of the solider. At first it seemed irrelevant; he was # 2000 to die in the war on terror. His birth, how he lived his life, how he did his job was only shadowed by a Benchmark they called it, a milestone in the military’s presence in Iraq.
Child of God, what Benchmarks and Milestones of Faith will you leave when you are laid to rest? Did you encourage others to live right in the midst of adversity? When you have done all that you could do to stand, did you yet stand?
Can it be said your Faith was steady in Christ to that very day? My friend that would be a Benchmark and a Milestone in these times, in the Christian Faith!
What encouraging and positive example, of your steadfast faith, in Jesus Christ will you leave for others to remember and follow?
1 Corinthians 15:21 for since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. V.22: For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.