Promise is a word used often in our daily interactions, and many of us rely on it to make very important decisions. A promise builds trust and allows us to look to one another when we need each other most. A kept promise means we can move forward knowing that we can rely on a person’s word, and we all know what it means when a promise is not kept.
Every day we wake up to news that seems to be worse than the day before. Anxiety about the future can be overwhelming. It seems that uncertainty is the new normal. Will we have food on our shelves or fuel to move through our daily lives? In this uncertainty, so many of us are also faced with the recent death of someone we love and all of us grieve loved ones lost even though it may be decades ago. How do we move forward when it may seem that everything is falling apart? Where do we turn when uncertainty becomes overwhelming?
The promise of paradise was made for us on Calvary through the death of Jesus. He promised us that in Him is our salvation. This promise is one we can all rely on and in it we will find our refuge from the uncertainty that surrounds us. Through His promise, our relationship with our loved ones continues. When placing your hand on the place where your loved one is interred, allow the promise made by Christ to wash over you. Allow the joy of His promise to wash away your tears and smile because the path to paradise is there for each of us if we are willing to follow it.
Director of Cemeteries