Where will you be placed?

“Abraham lived 175 years. Then he took his final breath. He died happy at a ripe old age, full of years, and was buried with his family.” Genesis 25:7

Before Joseph died, he had one last “dream,” that his whole family would be brought out of Egypt,  and they would reside in the Promised Land. In Joshua 24:32, we read when Joseph died the Israelites carried his body with them on their 40-year journey and was eventually buried in Shechem in a plot of ground that his father, Jacob, had purchased.

I’ve never seen a cemetery that I want to spend the rest of my “expired life” in. Some are in settings with hills, large oak trees shading the sites, and are lovely to look at, but I could never buy a plot for future use.

It used to be important for people to buy a cemetery plot which could “sleep” several members of the family. Most of my ancestors, including my father, are buried in a cemetery outside of  Roland, Iowa. It is sobering to walk through it and think of the journey each of these people were on during their lives on Earth.

I don’t get hung up on what will happen to my body when I die. I am planning to donate my body to science, then to be cremated. Where my ashes will be placed is TBD—to be determined by my children.

Dear Father, thank you for taking our souls to Heaven and leaving the rest behind. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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