Nov 22 – Final Arrangements

In a recent, fascinating article in an Annapolis Valley newspaper, entitled “What is Old Can Be New, Wendy Elliot wrote, “You could be 20 and think you’ll live forever and one morning simply not wake up. Or you might be 50 and fighting a possibly lethal disease. In these scenarios, death is to be considered.” Referring to funeral expenses, Elliot says that while we don’t want to think about death, when it happens, there can be expensive consequences. And it is true. Many people put off thoughts about death or taking appropriate action. But that does not change anything The prudent will prepare final earthly arrangements and the wise will make arrangements for what comes after the funeral- eternity. The Prophet Amos advised, “Prepare to meet your God.” And Jesus invited, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell