Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Keep your fork...

Today as I was praying and cleaning house. I found a piece of paper. It was a Bible Study that Kenny had ran off for a nursing home ministry that he used to do. It was real appropriate for what I had been praying about. This past week we had three families in our church have members of their family go on to be with the Lord. A Grandmother, a father and a mother. Such a sad and glorious week. All of them were Christians so the families were comforted in the fact that they are now with Jesus.

The Bible Study started out telling of a woman who had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer and only had 3 months to live. The doctor suggested that she get all of her personal things in order.

Basically all of her things were in order. She called her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what she wanted to be wearing. She also told the pastor she wanted to be buried with her favorite Bible. Everything was in order and the pastor got up to leave when she said, "There's one more thing." "What's that?" replied the pastor. "I would like to be buried with a fork in my right hand." The pastor stood with a puzzled look on his face. She explained, "In all of my years attending church functions and socials where there was food involved my favorite part was when they said 'keep your fork.' When they said fork I knew that it was something with substance it wasn't jell-0 or pudding it was going to be cake or pie.

I want people to see me laying in my casket with my fork in my right hand. I want them to ask, "What is the fork for?" Then I want you to tell them, "Something better is coming so keep your fork."

This week three wonderful christian people got to kneel at the feet of Jesus and praise and worship with Him face to face. Yes!! There is something better to come! Amen!!

God is so Good!


Sara said...

Great story -- a prespective check -- thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

Wow that was a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing.

L.S.Fisher said...

What a great inspirational story!