Jonathan Menn was kind enough to mention me in a footnote in his “Biblical Eschatology, Second Edition”.
It’s right there in the preface;
1. It was listed as the “book of the year” for 2013 by Michael Newnham (http:// michaelnewnham.com/? s = biblical + eschatology), who also lists it among the top 10 books he recommends that every Christian should read (http:// michaelnewnham.com/? p = 20063). The book also was listed as the number 6 best book of 2014 by Sam Storms (http:// www.crossmap.com/ blogs/ the-best-books-in-2014-part-two-5782).
Menn, Jonathan. Biblical Eschatology, Second Edition (Kindle Locations 233-236). Resource Publications, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. Kindle Edition.
Thus, my name will now be remembered forever, or at least until the third edition comes out.
Why am I so pleased about being a tiny footnote in a massive, 800 page, book?
Because I’m big on metaphors and being a footnote is now one of my favorites.
We’re all footnotes in the lives of others…a small piece of a much greater whole.
I remember so many people, so many encounters… with people who weren’t around long enough to merit a full chapter in the story of my life, but who impacted me enough in some way that I remember them.
Maybe they offered up a kind word fitly spoken or a “random act of kindness ” that got me through a hard place.
Without what they did then, I wouldn’t be where I am now.
I have footnoted folks who did the opposite as well… they delivered a careless or cruel comment that cut to the bone or went out of their way to make a bad day worse.
They mattered, too.
My guess is that no one in either group group remembers me…but I’ll remember them forever.
I’m undoubtedly a footnote in other peoples lives as well…both for something good I did and for wounds delivered.
I spent some time this morning praying that people forget…
Every day brings new opportunities to be part of someone else’s story…to make an impact for the moment that may last a lifetime.
The question is whether they will remember you fondly or otherwise…
Make your own application…