This week, as I sat in the parking lot before Church Service, I looked out across the cemetery wondering about those buried there. I could see written on the tombstone’s names and dates. Some had written on them beloved Mother, Father, wife or husband but not much more. I started to think about their life… Maybe some were rich or powerful, maybe they were poor and struggled all their life. The only thing that was clear is that they were all equal at this time.
I would like to talk a little bit about Epitaphs. Epitaph is defined as “a phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a tombstone.” I started to think about what my epitaph will say. How will I be remembered?
The greatest epitaph ever written was from God about Moses’ life. We find this epitaph in Deuteronomy Chapter 34:10-12. After God buried Moses He wrote the following, “But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, in all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, before Pharaoh, before all his servants, and in all his land, and by all that mighty power and all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.”
God said 4 things about Moses’s life in his epitaph. 1 – There has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses 2 – Whom the Lord knew face to face 3 – Performed miracles – in all the signs and wonders 4 – Performed Power Acts – in all his land, and by all that mighty power and all the great terror.
Wow… What a great epitaph! Have you ever thought about what your epitaph will say? Yes, your family and friends will speak kindly of your life. They will remember the good and funny things and will tend to forget about the bad things you have done in your life. Every funeral I’ve ever been to, the deceased person was one of the best people to walk on this earth.
So here’s my question to you, what would God write for your epitaph? God, unlike your loved ones, will tell the truth about your life. Would God write you a good epitaph or bad? Something to think about.
In closing, none of us is guaranteed another hour on earth. Are you ready for death? What will God say about your life? If you’re want to be sure that your epitaph will find favor from God, you need a relationship with Him.
Final Question, how’s your relationship with God? Maybe you never had a relationship with Jesus, or maybe you have lost your fellowship with Him. There’s no better time than the present to get a relationship with God or to renew your relationship with Him. Remember, none of us is guaranteed another second on this earth.
Please just take a moment right now and dedicate yourself to Christ Our Savior. All you need to do is ask the Lord to come into your life. Please… if you don’t know Christ or have fallen away, please pray… Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and rose again. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
I pray that God will truly Help and Bless you. If you would like for me to pray with you, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentPromises.com.
May God Bless and Keep!
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place where we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16