Preparing the Epitaph

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2 Kings 14—16

If you think it is tedious to read about wicked king after wicked kind who “did evil in the sight of the Lord,” how do you think God feels about all this! A brief phrase brings to an end the history of a king: “He was buried with his fathers.” It is sobering to wonder just where they all wound up!

As the list of kings and a summary of their reigns flow along, remember that you too will be part of a long history of people in your own family and community in which your life will be summarized along with all the others. When you are buried in the family plot along with your ancestors, what do you want to have written on your tombstone? How will you want to be remembered? May every act of love engrave itself as an epitaph.

The Reading for Today

Daily Bible Breaths

Version for Children and Families

This is the ninth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year B.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Tuesdays in this season are dedicated the Hebrew “Writings.” In this season we read Proverbs 22&mash;23; 2 Kings
and Ecclesiastes 5—8

How does the Word touch you?

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