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Jerry Prepares for Death

Jerry worked a big part of yesterday on preparing for our deaths. We should have done so sooner, and finally one of our sons said, "Dad, you've got to get this done." Dad knew Son was right, so yesterday Jerry sat down and with the help of the computer, the telephone, his mind, my mind, and various documents, prepared for our deaths.

Oh, it wasn't the important kind of preparation for death: we took care of that many years ago, and keep those documents up to date, remembering John's words in Revelation 20:12: "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." No, Jerry's death work yesterday concerned not our souls, but our stuff.

So, the trust is in place, and after the funerals, documents will be pulled from the files, the children will settle back in their chairs, papers will appear, and click, clack, here, there, to you, to you, to you, and you. And we will be done.

Strange to think about, huh?

Tags: death, preparation+for+death, trusts, Revelation+ 20:12

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

5 replies on “Jerry Prepares for Death”

Nicholas, your words make me sad. Surely there is someone who will miss you and grieve at your going. If you come back this way, please write again. I wish I had your email address so you could know I have responded to you.

Look up. Find good people with whom to surround yourself…and trust in God. Although you may have had bad experiences with church, God really is your answer.

I’m praying for you and believing for your salvation and your happiness.

With care,
Shirley

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It is strange. This preparation, believe it or not, makes it easier for those who will mourn you. I have seen family of a deceased get into legal entanglements because of missing documents and it’s good of you to spare your children this added grief.

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Well, it is good to prepare for the inevitable, and death is inevitable for all of us, unless the Lord returns first and takes us out of this world. I’ve been thinking about death a lot lately, mostly because we lost a good friend to cancer in March, and I know a dear pastor’s wife who is battling cancer right now. Both of these folks are around my age, so I guess it has started me thinking more about my own mortality. Anyhow, it’s good to be ready – spiritually and “stuff wise.”

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