Being humans, it is natural for us to celebrate life and to grieve death. In today’s world, YOLO (you only live once) and FOMO (fear of missing out) etc are all the rage now. People are struggling to make the most of their time, buying all the things that they want and chasing all their earthly desires because they know time is limited. Once they meet death, it all ends. Or does it?
As Christians, we know that earth is a temporary home for us. And what does the bible tell us about where we should ultimately be aiming for?
Death is a bridge between our temporary home to our loving Father. So isn’t it paramount that we should spend our lives preparing for the time to meet our God? In order to help us prepare for that, it would be useful to take some time to think about a bible phrase that you would like to have engraved on your tombstone (or the urn in Singapore’s context?). When people look upon your grave, who would you like them to remember you as? What would you like them to remember you for? This should be the anchor of how we steer our lives.
Below are some examples of beautiful phrases 🙂
1 Corinthians 10:24
Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.
This describes a selfless person, always looking out for other people instead of himself. It epitomizes the heart of Jesus; giving without getting.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight,I finished the race, and I have kept the faith.
Apostle Paul’s goal in life was to not just start well—it was to finish well! He knew that anybody can start off doing pretty
good, having a lot of faith and energy, but the difficulty comes with finishing.
The Lord is my Shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.
This describes someone who focuses and anchors his life on God. God as his Creator and Saviour, all decisions big and small revolve around God’s will and guiding light.