I woke up thinking about this word today. Indelible. I most often think about it in the context of ink. Like permanent marker. When I looked up the definition I saw these words…”leaving marks that cannot be removed, unfading, enduring, unforgettable, not able to be forgotten or removed.” Wow. Indelible…is forever.
People, places & events can leave an indelible impression on us. A parent. A father figure. Your children and your grandkids. A vacation spot that became a favorite getaway for you and your spouse. A tattoo. A wedding. A water baptism. A funeral. Each one made a difference in one way or another and from the moment the connection was made your life was forever changed.
The greatest indelible mark that’s ever touched my life leaving a mark so unforgettable that it cannot be removed….God’s grace in my life. Ushered in through the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, when I said “I believe.” From the moment I said yes to Him my life changed forever.
When we are intentional in our relationships we leave an indelible mark on the lives we touch. Not that we would be remembered for anything we’ve done but that long after we’re gone what’s left behind is the indelible impression – the fingerprint of God.
Ephesians 1:13 (AMP) “In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, and [as a result] believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit [the One promised by Christ] as owned and protected [by God].”