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?
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