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How Will I Be Remembered?

I have served about four months as the nursery coordinator for Salem Lutheran Church. I was excited when I began working with the staff. I have been involved in so much at Salem over the years and wanted to take a new step into a new journey. I brought new ideas to Salem that were just suggestions but could be chosen.

When the pandemic brought changes to our lives in 2020, I started to step away from what God was calling me to do because of the whole situation that was happening then. Then we moved out of our buildings in Lenexa into a smaller space, and since 2023, when we moved to Overland Park Lutheran Church, there was never a dull moment in my life that I didn’t feel God’s amazing presence through it all. Although there were many challenging days, difficult conversations, and growing times, there were also moments of forgiving each other, learning new skills so we could stay connected, and lots of praying, and we were able to move forward as siblings of God.

So with this, I have asked myself, how will I be remembered? I do not know the answer to my question. I hope to not be remembered as the nursery coordinator or the youth who has helped abundantly, but a child of God and a life changer who has helped through transitions we may have never imagined, tough times in our lives, and (even more so) new beginnings of our church lives in a new space; and we did it together.

When I think of something that reminds me of this situation, it would be one of the commandments that Jesus has given us, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you.” Because it is in loving one another, seeing the Christ in you and you seeing the Christ in me and in all of us, that the love of God wins.

As I close, I want you to ask yourself the simple question of, how will I be remembered? Think closely about this question and take a moment of reflection, because in the end, God will choose the right path for you!

Yours In Christ,
Luke Carr
Salem Nursery Coordinator

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