Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Obit

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)


    I read lots of obituaries.

    It's a vocational hazard.

    Sooooooo when Kathie asked me to write something short for our forthcoming pictorial church directory, I thought I'd knock off two pins with one toss.

    Informed by 1 Corinthians 1, you'll find my obit in the first paragraph below.



    Though I decided long ago that my understanding of eternity precluded gravemarkers and other affronts to the first few of the big ten, here's what I'd put on mine if inclined that way: "He loved Jesus and loved people enough to tell them about Jesus."

    Sooooooo when asked for an introduction to this directory, I thought about what would be eternally as well as existentially worth taking this much space.

    Jesus is the answer to all of our questions.

    That's it.

    He's it.

    Blessings and Love!

    RRK, an undershepherd to the Good Shepherd
    Corner of Lincoln and Main
    Belvidere, Illinois


    Uh, that's it.

    He's it.



Blessings and Love!


Ella Jane said...

Ahhhh, My Friend!

Powerful! May it be said of me as well! And I pray you have many, many more years to love Jesus by loving like Him!

I am Honored to be your friend.

Jim said...

Short, and to the point! After all, as I am often say,

Christ IS All!

Back at 'cha,

John said...

Have you seen Ben Franklin's obit? He wrote it but I don't know if it really is true.
As a young man in 1728, Franklin had composed his own mock epitaph which read:

The Body of
B. Franklin
Like the Cover of an old Book,
Its Contents torn out,
And stript of its Lettering and Gilding,
Lies here, Food for Worms.
But the Work shall not be whlly lost:
For it will, as he believ'd, appear once more,
In a new & more perfect Edition,
Corrected and Amended
By the Author.
He was born on January 6, 1706.
Died 17

A biographer of Franklin said that when Philly buried him they buried even more of itself. Of course, God has no grandchildren, but I hope my faith is not the last seen of those who follow me.

TheBandFan said...

Nuff said.

Bob said...

Brother Bob:
The message has always been direct and simple. The hardest part is still forgiving yourself.

Dr. Robert R. Kopp said...

I agree, my friend.

I remember someone saying to me when I struggled with forgiveness for adultery: "Bob, if God can forgive you, you can forgive yourself; unless, of course, your judgment is more important than His."