I recently read an article about people being buried with their cell phones. This is apparently now the second most requested item to be included in the casket. Some families continue to pay the monthly fee to keep the phone active. Presumably, it provides some form of comfort to call the deceased, even after the battery has run down, and the message box is full.
There were other interesting dimensions to the cell phone in the memorial service: 1) Friends would call during the service and the personalized ringtones could be heard; 2) At the end of the service, the ring tone would sound, reminiscent of “taps” being played; and 3) The phone has an important place because it represents the person, and is part of their legacy.
God presented a more realistic call to make in Isaiah 55:6. “Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.” When we make that call, God is part of our legacy.
What is worthwhile to impart to the next generation as your legacy?
Millie McNabb, B.A., B.Mus.
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