In memory of Bert
What do you think about when you see a grave?
While in Clovelly (a suburb of Sydney) last week, I walked through the massive cemetery at Waverley a number of times. I don’t know how many graves are there, but I’m reasonably confident that the population of dead people is greater than the population of alive people in the immediate area.
I found it a sobering experience to walk and read about people now dead. I’m not sure what impact the cemetery has on locals.
I’m not sure what the 100’s of fitness fanatics are thinking each day as they do their health hussles through the cemetery. Are they ignoring the graves? Or are they trying to fight off death for that little bit longer?
I’m not sure. I didn’t get a chance to ask any locals. Next time.
What am I sure of?
“Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” (Hebrews 9:27-28)
We’re all destined to die. After that we’ll face judgement. The only way we can stand on that day is by trusting in Jesus: sacrificed to take away sin to bring salvation.
The above inscription says “In Memory of Bert”. I didn’t know Bert. He didn’t know me. What mattered for him was whether he knew Jesus or not. Do you know Jesus? If not - click here.