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An Embalmers Hands

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Apr. 6th, 2004 | 11:36 pm

God gave us hands to use for him, to use in different ways. Doctors use their hands to bring life into the world and to maintain life as long as possible. Artists use their hands to capture life on their canvas, Authors wrote of life with its joys and heartaches. Sculptors use their hands to give shape to their creative ideas.

But you, the embalmer, take that from which life has gone, and attempt to work miracles, and you do. You have no life with which to work, but you are expected to make your masterpiece lifelike. Family and friends pass by and inspect your work, not knowing how many hours were spent nor understanding the agonizing of the heart that went into the masterpiece you created.

You know that in a few short hours your masterpiece will return to mother earth, never again to be viewed by mortal eyes. Yet you must go on, another day another masterpiece. You cannot rise in the morning and say "I think I will write another chapter in my book today" or "I think I will work on my picture today."

When you rise, you can say, "God gave me hands and a job to do, a job that is different than that of my friends. God gave me a special job to do. Today I am going to take that which authors write about, artists paint, and doctors work hard to keep alive, I am going to create another masterpiece today. Together God and I. Yes, my masterpiece will return to mother earth, but God's masterpiece, mans soul can live forever. I am an Embalmer using my hands for God. "

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Libitina

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from: godessofcorpses
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 02:37 am (UTC)
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was i the first person who posted that?

You should atleast say who its by ;)

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
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i got it out of funeraldirecting

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Libitina

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from: godessofcorpses
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC)
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from.. me? :)i posted it years ago already


grr

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Apr. 7th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC)
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i dunno... I don't rememebr....

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