When I die, my daughter and son have strict instructions to have me cremated. They are to spread my ashes in the ivy at Wrigley Field (sshhh – I think this might be illegal!)
I will get a lot of grief over this from those of you who are misguided Sox or Cardinal fans, but you die-hard Cub fans out there will understand.
Just before Christmas, a group of high school girlfriends gathered at my house for dinner. Surprisingly, the conversation at one point centered around the topic of cremation. Certainly not the usual holiday-type conversation, but two of us discovered we had the same plans involving Wrigley Field.
What are your thoughts on cremation? Right or wrong, does the Bible specifically prohibit it?
Genesis 3:19b states, “Then you will return to the ground from which you came. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.” This could be used, I think, to defend either stance – that either an actual burial is the way to go, or that cremation is ok. Ecclesiastes 12:7 says, “For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.”
And then I had to laugh a little, for as I was looking up verses, I just happened to flip to one of the front pages of my Study Bible, and what verse was at the top of the page? 1 Corinthians 6:14, which states, “And God will raise our bodies from the dead by his marvelous power; just as he raised our Lord from the dead.” I wonder if God was giving me the answer to this question?