Reflections in a Cemetery

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values

Today, I decided to stop by a cemetery. Sometimes I get these weird inspirations to do something out of the ordinary. I realized that over the years in my journey with Christ, I have always found cemeteries to be sobering and fascinating.

I think cemeteries are some of the most peaceful places to reflect and meditate on my life. It helps me to realize 3 things: the futility of life, the focus of my life, and the fruits from my life.

It is too easy to run around “doing” a lot of things, but when I am at a cemetery I have to ask myself, “Why am I doing what I am doing? And for what purpose?” Sometimes in my busyness, I forget what the most important things are in my life. It is easy to get distracted and lose focus.

As I read the tombstone and check the number of years that people lived, I always wonder what kind of life people lived. How did they live it? Did they impact people around them? Were there regrets?

Birds chirping… fresh flowers… silence… nothing beats it. It is an oasis in the midst of chaos.

Lord, help me to live today as if it was my last.