Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Psalms 90:9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
In my years in the ministry I have preached more funerals than I can remember.  More important, I doubt very seriously if very many people that heard me preach them remember anything I said at the funeral.
One thing I do try to stress at each funeral is that what I have to say is not all that important.  What the person did while they were alive is what really matters. I think we actually preach our own funeral as we are still alive.  It is not the songs, the poems or the nice words of the sermon that people remember.
It is the memories that we put in people's minds and hearts while we are still with them that will last until we to go on to our final destination.
Here is some food for thought this week.  How will people remember you?  How are you affecting those around you?  After you are gone and someone perchance mentions you in a conversation will it make them smile, laugh, grimace and frown or cause them to miss you and make them thankful that were a part of their life?

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