Communion Meditation — Family Care for the Memory of a Loved One — I Corinthians 11:26
In Tennessee a family member had to call the city when a tree fell into a private cemetery that adjoins her condominium complex. The private cemetery with only a handful of graves had no care.
In Indiana my cousin sells perpetual care contracts for Little Eagle Creek Cemetery. The contract includes mowing by her son and maintenance as benefits of perpetual care.
However, on Memorial Day my cousin will visit area cemeteries where our aunts and uncles and my parents lie buried. She will provide family care.
I have observed that family care always seems to triumph over perpetual care or no care.
I Corinthians 11:26 says, “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”
We, the church, are charged with the responsibility of providing care for the memory of Jesus until he comes again. May the care we offer be the loving care of his family. As we do so, we anticipate the rewards of being called his family when he returns.