Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Eulogy

Hello again everyone! This idea came to me from my cousin, Amber and I thought it would be a great blog to write about. Here it goes!

Have you ever wondered what you want written on your gravestone when you die? Or have you ever wondered what people will say about you as you are lying in the casket, dead to the world and, if you are saved, in Heaven with the Creator? What would people say about you?! What would you want them to say? Would you want eeryone to know that you were a good wife, mother, friend, soul-winner, servant, husband, brother, daughter, son...etc? What would you want to be said? Would you want anything to be said at all? Would you rather have someone just bury you in a box and put you 6 feet under?

Now here is the bigger question I pose to you- Regardless of what you want someone to say about you when you die or what you may want your gravestone to have written on it, what will God say? Does that ever scare you in the least bit?!

I know it does me! I can think back to many days and occurrences when I have failed God in the greatest ways and all I can think about is the day I will stand before him in judgement and having to watch as my works are put through the fire and God shows me all the wrong I have done in my life. It is a scary thought. I can only hope that there was some good in my life that He can look at me and say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." What will his Eulogy be for each of us? Of course, if we are saved we will never have a true eulogy where He will be bidding us farewell, but rather a welcoming where he will be welcoming us into the pearly gates! A welcoming into heaven. Will his welcoming be one of great excitement that we are finally able to join Him or will it be one that will not be as exciting because of how we served Him here on earth?

Then there are the ones who are on their way to hell and really will have a eulogy. One here on earth and the one that will be given when they stand before the Great Judge on Judgement Day.
Unfortunately, the eulogy the Lord will give to the lost souls is not one of niceties. He instead will be giving eulogies for people He does not know for He will only say, "Depart, I never knew you."

Now, here is my biggest question of the post....are you living your life the way you want your eulogy to be given? Not just the one here on earth, but the one we will be given in heaven. I realize we are all human, we all make mistakes, none of us are perfect, and none of us will have a perfect record. Thank God though, if we are saved He will look in the Lamb's Book of Life, see our name written, and all He will see of us is the blood of his Son that was shed for us on the cross. Now do not get me wrong we will be judged, but we will have our record cleared because we have Jesus as our Advocate!

I am not here to place judgement. It is not my place to judge. I just wanted to put the questions out there as a reminder. Not only you but me as well. Sometimes being reminded that our life will be judged one day, that we will all have our own eulogies to listen to, and we will be standing before an All-Righteous God during this time is a humbling thought.

I leave with this. You are writing your eulogy. Is your life writing the type of eulogy you want to have after you have taken your last breath here on earth and wake up in the light of God's glory?

Until next time,