Sunday, April 12, 2009

you can keep your fork

A woman knew she was dying. She met with her pastor to plan her funeral. She picked the music, the scripture, asked to have her Bible buried with her and for the Pastor to give a clear presentation of the Gospel.

What the pastor didn't expect to hear was that she wanted to be buried with a fork in her hand.

She told him that throughout her life, her most favorite part of Church potlucks and family get-togethers, was after the meal, when plates were being cleared and someone would say "you can keep your fork." For that meant that something better was coming, desert, and it wasn't Jell-o.

She wanted people to ask "what's with the fork?" and for the Pastor to say "she knows that something better is coming."

Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins. For all mankind. Because of Him, we can know that something better is coming.

He is risen. He is risen indeed!

Happy Resurrection Day!

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