What Do You Want on Your Tombstone?
I have to admit that I have not given any thought to what I’d like written on my tombstone. Here are a couple of funny ones that I recently read: “Here lies the body of our Anna, Done to death by a banana, It wasn’t the fruit that laid her low, But the skin of the thing that made her go.” “Here lies the father of 29. He would have had more, But he didn’t have time.”
In Deuteronomy chapter 34 we read these words about Moses as he dies, “10 But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,” That sounds like a pretty good one to me. As the book closes on the life of Moses, a man used mightily by God, these are some of the last words written about him. He knew God, “face to face”. Though I doubt you and I will ever “see God” as Moses saw Him, nor will we have the opportunity to do miraculous signs and wonders, we still have an opportunity to know God intimately. Are you taking advantage of that opportunity? That opportunity comes through reading the word of God and spending time allowing God’s word to saturate your heart and mind.
Many of us hope to have many more years before anyone needs to think about what to write on our tombstone. Let’s make those years count for the glory of God by knowing Him “face to face”.