This world is not my home, I'm just passing through.
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.
The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.
Albert E. Brumley
We were just passing through. It was a few days before Halloween and we were stopped at a light in a busy intersection. I looked out my window at the large cemetary on the side of the highway, and saw this. Out came my camera, and I managed to get a few shots before the light changed and traffic pulled us farther away. I was rather astounded, having never seen a grave actually decorated for Halloween. Once back home and looking at the pictures closely, I saw that the name Amanda is written in the Jack-0-lantern's mouth! So, my friends, this post leaves us all with many unanswered questions. How old was Amanda when she died, and was Halloween her favorite holiday? Did she just die recently? Did she ever go to church? One thing I do know is that the desires of this world are no longer of any interest to Amanda, and if we are a servant of God then this world is a place we only pass through on the way to our ultimate home, a glorious place indeed. And somehow, I don't think there will be any Jack-0-lanterns there. Rest in peace, Amanda.
"The world and it's desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever."
1 John 2:17