Bury Me With a _____!!
My dad preached the funeral today of a sweet little old lady that has belonged to our church for as long as I can remember. She was almost 100 years old and I'm sure she is dancing the streets of heaven as you read this.
Her son spoke at the funeral about a story he'd heard before. A lady met with her preacher and told him that she was ready to start planning her funeral. She said there were a couple things that she knew she wanted done when she died and she wanted him to promise her that he would take care of them.
Of the things they discussed, one of them was what she would be buried with. She told him that she wanted to be buried with 2 things, one in each hand.
1. Her Bible...He thought that was a pretty common request so he didn't think too much about it.
"Okay and what do you want in your other hand?"
2. A fork. "A fork?!" "Why in the world is that?"
She explained how she always liked it when she went to a restaurant and the waitress came by to pick up the dirty plates and said, "Keep your fork."
~~~You know where I'm going with this don't you?~~~
When you get to keep your fork, that always means something else is on the way!!! It's not over. The best is yet to come!
She wanted to be buried with fork in hand...symbolizing that her life - as her mortal body lay in that coffin - her life was NOT over! The best was yet to come!
Are you tired of looking at your dirty plates and wondering..."Is this it?" "Is this all I'm gonna get from this meal called life?"
Let me tell you ~ "You can keep your fork!" Your BEST is YET to COME! It's NOT over...this isn't it!
No matter what you are going through today, tomorrow or months from now...hold onto your fork and get ready to DIG IN to eternity!!
Oh yeah, bury me with a fork.