Friday, April 9, 2021

What Will Be on Your Gravestone?


What Will Be on Your Gravestone?

“Murdered by a traitor and a coward whose name is not worthy to appear here.” 

(Jesse James)


“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

(F. Scott Fitzgerald)

“…There goes the neighborhood.”

(Rodney Dangerfield)


“Go away – I’m asleep.”

(Joan Hackett)


“She did it the hard way.”

(Bette Davis)

When it comes to tombstone epitaphs, everyone seems to have a different opinion. Some try to get the last word in. Others want to leave something worth thinking about. Still others want to be funny and then there are those who let someone else write on their gravestones. If you do an internet search, you can find dozens of websites offering help in finding just the right words to put on your tombstone.  We only get one shot at it, so it probably is good to spend some time thinking about our final message to the world.

More important, however, is being ready to die. That’s why Jesus talked so much about the subject. It wasn’t that he was morbid, he was realistic. Our life on this earth is extremely short compared to the eternity we step into at the moment of death. This weekend we’re going to be studying some of Jesus’ most specific teachings on being prepared for either death or Judgment Day (whichever comes first). If you are worried about what you will put on your gravestone, join us for one of our worship services. You might get some great ideas!

          Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.