PWTE Daily Devotion

Oxymoron: Thrilled to Be Buried with a View

July 23, 2015

No matter where we’re buried, God will always be with us.

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Tincup Cemetery, Colorado

Tincup Cemetery, Colorado

There’s probably a number of us who would love to be buried with this view. As far as graves go, it doesn’t get much better than this. Think about it: beautiful colors in the fall, snow covered rest in the winter, elk grazing on the new growth of spring vegetation and two thousand people visiting your grave in the summer.

I find it interesting that we want to be buried in places that have great views, views that won’t mean a hill of beans to us when we’re dead. Maybe we’re afraid of being forgotten when we die and we think that if we’re buried in a beautiful location people will come and visit our grave. It worked for this individual, though there’s no name on the grave marker.

The Preacher in Ecclesiastes understands the futility of death.  “For the wise and the foolish both die. The wise will not be remembered any longer than the fool. In the days to come, both will be forgotten.” Ecclesiastes 2:16 New Living Translation

Comforting words, right? Though we won’t be remembered by people, God will never forget us. “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 English Standard Version

Death cannot separate us from God’s love, so, it doesn’t matter where our earthly remains are laid to rest, God will never abandon us.

Copyright Douglas P. Brauner

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