This afternoon, my wife and I have a meeting with a funeral director to select a box and a grave marker. Whatever happened to pine and a simple granite marker!
Thinking about these things, my mind has been running through epitaphs these past few days.
This might do . . .
To be absent from the body is to be home with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:7).
Found in a Georgia cemetery: I told you I was sick!
A scientist who died at the age of 85: He died learning.
All dressed up and no place to go.
I like this one . . .
Remember, friend, when passing by,
To follow you I'm not content.
Some of these were found in the opening chapter of Jim George's book, A Man After God's Own Heart.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, I agree with George that we should all seek to have the epitaph ascribed to David by God:
I have found David son of Jessee a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do (Acts 13:22).
And one other that should describe all followers of Jesus Christ:
I have sinned; I have repented; I have trusted; I have loved; I rest; I shall rise; I shall reign.