Are you making it count?

I helped out with a funeral today for some friends of a family in our church. Though I’m a relatively young man, I have had many opportunities to participate in funerals. It may surprise you to know that I consider those experiences a blessing.

At every funeral, this verse comes to mind:

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. (Ecclesiastes 7:2)

Indeed, every time you see a lifeless body, hear the cries of loved ones left behind, and hear memories and stories of a vapor-like life, it makes you stop and think.

Someday you and I will die. That is the “end of all mankind.” Will you take it to heart?

Are you doing something today to make sure your life counts?


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  1. #1 by Aaron Stresemann on February 1, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    I am always reminded of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man didn’t want his family to suffer the same fate as him. While we don’t know the final destination of the deceased we can be assured they want the best for their loved ones. What a great time to allow others make reservations for their eternity. Believe, repent, and be baptized for the remission of sin. (Mark 16:16 Acts 2:38)

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