The fear of dying without having done anything worthwhile
Kidding aside, being around all the gravestones, tombs, and such made me think a lot about our earthly life, death and eternal life. As I cut away overgrown vines, pulled weeds, and trimmed the grass around the gravestones, I read every single one. Some just had names and dates, some had epithets and others had scripture verses like,
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on! ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.’ Revelation 14:13
Every now and again I would come across a gravestone that almost brought me to tears, where I’d have to turn off the trimmer and take a moment to process what I just read.