Saturday, October 18, 2008

Remember me...

I get a kick out of funny tombstone sayings like this:

I told you that I was sick!-- Georgia Cemetary, USA

Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake; Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.-- Pennsylvania Tombstone, USA

Here lies Lester Moore; Four slugs from a .44; No Les No More.-- Tombstone Arizona

So, with this in mind, I was in Sunday School a few weeks ago and the Scripture was covering 1 Samuel 4. I have read most of the Bible but this was not something I noticed before. I laughed out loud and disrupted the class but I thought it was hilarious. The Scripture read:

And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

Now isn't this how all of us would like to be remembered? Old and fat? Do you think poor Eli knew that one of the last words said about him would mention him being a Fatty McFatFat?

I don't think I want to know what comes to mind when people think about me. :-p


Casey said...

We had a long conversation about tombstones and funerals not too long ago..... haha! I'm a little bit worried about your obsession with such things. :P

Casey said...

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