“5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?”
No one can physically praise God from the grave. But the memories others have of our faith after we pass can serve as beacons to other Christians. Some of my fondest memories are of Sunday School teachers who taught me about Jesus, although I didn’t fully appreciate it at the time. They are all dead now, but their examples still serve as beacons of light for me.
When one Christian passes away, it is up to another to pass the light to others. The example of those who have passed guide us in this effort, as we remember their dedication, their sacrifice, their passion, and their hope.
From their graves, Christians who have passed do praise God. They praise God through us.
May the love of Christ be with you
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)