HAVE YOU ATTENDED A FUNERAL?
Consider this story of a man attending a funeral. to his amazement, no one came to pay their respects. this man reviewed the scenes of the life of the deceased gentleman. the man saw the the deceased was raised by good parents, but chose to live a life contrary to his upbringing.
As the scenes of his life flashed by, the man saw the deceased as a teenager hooked on a life of crime that had started with theft, selling drugs and robbery.
The deceased grew in age so did his misery, despair, loneliness, and self-worthlessness, and prison and drug houses became his address. He finally became what his parents dreaded, a low life, an addict and everything associated with addiction.
The man attending the funeral looked for some positive moments in the deceased life, the man couldn’t find any, since they were blocked by the life the deceased had chosen. The more the man looked the more downcast he became. He wondered aloud not one good thing, nothing good? He began to sense that all of the deceased faults were why no one attended this funeral. The man asked the Lord, “Does anyone love this gentleman?” The man didn’t know someone did love the deceased.
As the man attending the funeral wept for the man in the casket, he questioned why his grief for this unknown man was consuming him. He began to pray for this man seeing that there was no one there to put him in the ground.
The man was praying for the deceased giving his last words, and the only words would come out was “Lord help me! I accept you as my Lord and Savior, and I believe you died and rose for me, forgive me of my sins, create in me a new heart.” Wait a moment! he said where were these words coming from? Then he saw a bright light. Dear child, the funeral you are attending is yours, and you had to Die to Live.
So as the tears turned to Joy he began to praise God, the scenes of the old man’s life along with his sins, no longer existed, as the love of God was poured out into his heart and mind.
I attended my funeral in August of 2007. This is a true story of how Isaac L. Jenkins attended his own funeral.
HAVE YOU ATTENDED YOUR FUNERAL?
After going through my headaches in life, I needed a way out, I had one place, and one place only to go, that was the CROSS!
I had to attend a funeral. It was the most enjoyable thing I have ever experienced. I weighed 300 pounds, yet I felt as if I lost 100 pounds because the cares of this world disappeared, I gave them to Christ.
by Isaac L. Jenkins