Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A PIECE OF MY HEART...a unique obituary


1 CHRONICLES 22:19 "Now determine in your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God"

I saw the most unique obituary the other day. On occasion I will look in our local paper at the recent deaths. Never, have I seen an obituary like this one:


JESUS CHRIST, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgatha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by the apostle Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the Ruler Pontius Pilate. The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture, and loss of blood.

Jesus Christ, a descendent of Abraham, was a member of the house of David. He was the Son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth, and Mary, His devoted Mother. Jesus was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived by His mother Mary, His faithful Apostles, numerous Disciples, and many other followers.

Jesus was self educated and spent most of his adult life working as a Teacher. Jesus also occasionally worked as a Medical Doctor and it is reported that He healed many patients. Up until the time of His death, Jesus was teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry, and helping the poor.

Jesus was noted for telling parables about His Father's kingdom and performing miracles, such as feeding over 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and five fish, and healing a man who was born blind. On the day before His death, He held a Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast, at which He foretold His death.

The body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a loyal friend of the family. A boulder was rolled in front of the tomb. Roman Soldiers were put on guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone try to live as Jesus did. Donations may be sent to anyone in need.

What is unique about this obituary is that there is more to tell. The grave that Jesus was buried in could not keep Him. Three days after His burial, Jesus rose from the dead and today He sits at the right hand of our Heavenly Father.

JOHN 14:3 "I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."

Have a blessed RESURRECTION Sunday!




Cheri said...

Oh, I just love this! I saw it the other day and copied it to put on my blog sometime.

Great minds think alike!! HEE!HEE!

Love, Cheri

Laurie Adams said...

thanks Cheri. I hope you have a very wonderful Easter weekend!


Anonymous said...

very nice...thanks for sharing...