“David was thinking, ‘My son Solomon is too young to plan ahead for this [the temple of God]…so I’ll get the construction materials together.’ That’s why David prepared this huge stockpile of building materials before he died.” 1 Chronicles 22:5,6
After becoming single again, finances became the first issue for me to resolve. My first task was to sign up for my deceased spouse’s Social Security. It took a marriage and death certificate and about two hours to complete the application. Then, after waiting two months to receive the death certificate, I made a visit to the bank to close one account and begin the process of transferring an IRA to my name. Next, I filed a claim for life insurance, which took three months to transfer to a flexible account. Even putting a car title and utilities into my name took hours of time because we had not prepared for ownership to change.
David knew what a mess it would take to rebuild Temple of God, and in his aging years prepared for his son Solomon to take over with ease.
All the after death business took a toll on me when factored into the feeling of loss. My advice: Take heed and prepare for the all scenarios and then relax, and enjoy the days you have with loved ones.
Lord, help us think outside of the life-on-Earth box to prepare for the future. Amen.