Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Walking through the local cemetery is peaceful. It's quiet. It gives me reason to contemplate life.
Today, I looked at the tombstones and wondered if each person fulfilled the potential God had for them. Or, were they distracted by worldy pleasures, financial endeavors, or the next good time. How little those things matter when your head is layed to rest.
Rebuked, I realized I'm not responsible for a deceased being's good or bad works. I'm responsible for me.
So, what did I learn in the cemetery?
1. A lot of tombstones have "Mom" written on them. Not one says, "Super Model."
2. Some die young. That doesn't mean they didn't fulfill God's plan for them.
3. Some die old. That doesn't mean they did fulfill God's plan for them.
4. The largest monuments can appear cold and barren.
5. The smallest grave can be filled with bouquets.
At the end of my days, I hope my great-grandchildren dance on my tombstone as God welcomes me Home with a "Well Done!"
Today, I thank God for life and pray for obedience to accomplish His plan for me on this earth. That's all I want. That's enough. It's a Splash of Serenity that just keeps on splashing to the next generation!
Looking forward to Heaven when my work is done on earth,