Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thoughts After A Funeral

This morning I attended a funeral for one of my patients and there were several things that the preacher said that really stuck with me. None of these are exact quotes, but they are pretty close.

1) Sheep are stupid, they will die without a shepherd. They can not find shelter, green grass, or even water without help, just like the people of the flock in a church.

2) Everyone is going to check out (die) and you will check in somewhere, and you must have a reservation to get into heaven. Your name must be written in the book of life. It is important for you to check up before you check out. No one is guaranteed another day.

3) Don't drop the baton, every family has a legacy and it is up to the future generations not to drop the baton. Not just your biological family, but church family as well.

He said a lot more, the funeral was 75 minutes long, but those were some of the things that I could remember. I just wanted to share these with you guys, have a great day....


Kathy said...

Hmmmm? Good thoughts, just wondering how they were applied during a funeral service, especially #3. Was he saying these were traits of the departed?

Also, am praying your friend, Kristie is doing much better.

Yours is a very special, loving profession. What a comfort you of Hospice are to those resting on the edge of eternity and for their families as well. Special blessings await you, all of you in this ministry/profession.

Special hugs for you today at the departure of one of your patients.

preacherman said...

Great post.
There is a lot that you can learn from funerals.
I have done more funerals that weddings adnd each funeral is differant. No funeral is the same. Every family is different Every thing they want you to say is different. The lengthe they want you to do is differnt. The things they want you to say is different. Some funerals are good and some are bad. A funeral of funeral of a young child is never fun. A funeral of a young mom or dad is never fun. A suicide is never fun. A funeral of someone who never new Jesus is not fun. A funeral is for the funeral is always for the family, for memories, for time share, to remember to some times laugh, cry, cope with what is going on with the situation. Thank you for sharing.
In Him,
Kinney Mabry