A full size coffin stood on the front porch of a thickly populated residential area of Cleveland Ohio for a number of years. It became the subject of sight-seeing tourists after being included in Ripley’s “Believe it or not”
The owner was an aged cabinet maker who had no family. He made it for himself and it stood there waiting for his demise.
We can admire his foresight.
Most funeral directors now encourage people to make preparations in advance. Anyone who has had the task of arranging a funeral for a loved one knows what a distressing time it can be. To have choices already made and the pile of paperwork completed ahead of time would lessen the upheaval and trauma.
While admiring the foresight of the man in Cleveland,
I can’t help but wonder
if he also made preparations for his SOUL.
If not, God says of such people “Thou fool”
It is appointed unto man to die once,
but after that, the judgement.
What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
Planning ahead for funeral arrangements is a good thing to do . . . but . . .
He who provides for THIS LIFE
but makes no provision for ETERNITY
is WISE for a MOMENT
but a FOOL FOREVER.
FAILING TO MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR ETERNITY
Look away to the cross of the Crucified One
Where He purchased salvation for you;
Where He laid down His life and completed the work
That His Father had sent Him to do.
Look away to the cross of the Crucified One,
To the cross where He suffered and bled.
And today He invites you to come, if you will,
And be cleansed in the blood that He shed.
A little while and we shall hear
The Saviour’s whisper, “Come”
And we shall ever dwell with Him
In our eternal home.