Jeremiah 36:12

Then he went down into the king’s house, into the scribe’s chamber: and, lo, all of the princes sat there, even Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.

The PGA Tour or the course places a plaque in the ground to mark a place where a player hits a historic or miraculous shot during a major tournament. One of the most remarkable shots noted by a plaque is at Royal Birkdale under blackberry bushes. In the 1961 Open Championship, Arnold Palmer hit his approach wide left under the bushes. It was described to everyone but Palmer as “dead” requiring it declared “unplayable” which would result in a penalty stroke. Palmer, however, somehow was able to see an opening and swatted the ball with a 6 iron. The ball found the green and Palmer saved par. He ended up winning the tournament by a single stroke. The scripture above isn’t the most quotable, doesn’t reveal a healing, or seemingly reflect anything of great spiritual significance. Many people who read the Bible skip over the scriptures with genealogies because they are boring and felt not significant. All of the scriptures are included in the Bible for a reason. Elishama is only briefly mentioned in the Bible and we are only told his of position as a scribe. Why is this important? In 1975, archeologists unearthed clay seals during a dig in Jerusalem. These lumps of clay are impressed with a seal which signified a person’s official signature. One of the clay seals was impressed with “Elishama servant of the king.” This connection to something left over two thousand years prior to the discovery is remarkable showing one glimpse of the Bible’s validity. Where are you making your mark? We may not be an evangelist leading thousands of souls to Christ each year. We may not have the voice to sing a hit praise song on 107 Love FM. However, we all leave a mark of some sort on our family and those we come into contact. Will our mark be evidence of Christ in our lives attempting to impact others or will it be a mark of someone trying to appease the world and gain its fame? My prayer is that my mark evidences my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, his impact in my life and my hope for others to have a deeper relationship with Him.

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