There are far too many people doing “good deeds” for trophies.

The most important lesson that I learned from Theresa Jemison was this: when we are living out our God given purpose, it should be to please the Lord, and not to gain recognition from the world. We that have a personal relationship with God, allow him to use our life for his Glory; and in the end it is he who rewards us.

The Bible says, in Philippians 2:3-11 ESV

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

My Grandmother lived this example. She surrendered every area of her life to God, and like a faithful father, he rewarded her. Until her last breath, he made sure that she was loved and provided for.

Theresa may not be with us today, but she leaves a legacy of faithfulness and humility. She considered others, even those she didn’t particularly care for, more than herself, and I have no doubt that just as her father rewarded her on Earth, she was rewarded the day she met him in heaven.

Theresa Jemison March 13, 1932 to March 21, 2014