A woman was diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. As she was getting her things in order, she contacted her preacher and asked him to come to her house to discuss some of her final wishes.
She told him which songs she wanted sung at her funeral service, what Scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. She requested to be buried with her favorite Bible.
As the preacher prepared to leave, the woman suddenly remembered something else. “There’s one more thing,” she said excitedly.
“What’s that?” said the preacher.
“This is important,” the woman said. “I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.”
The preacher stood looking at the woman, not knowing quite what to say.
The woman explained. “In all my years of attending potluck dinners, when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, ‘Keep your fork.’ It was my favorite part of the meal because I knew something better was coming-like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie.
“So, when people see me in that casket with a fork in my hand and they ask, ‘What’s with the fork?’ I want you to tell them: ‘Keep your fork. The best is yet to come!'”
Friends, for a faithful child of God, after death. The best is yet to come – Heaven. Paul said, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21), and that to be with Christ “is very far better” (Phil. 1:23).
Are you faithfully preparing for Heaven?
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