Death of a family member or a close friend is certainly a big loss. But despite of this emotional situation one has to overcome it and make necessary planning to say a final goodbye to the deceased. Just planning a funeral service does not mean that your job is done. There are many important things to handle after the funeral. One such important thing is buying a headstone, placement of the headstone and what you should write on the headstone.
It is important to choose the writing to be used on the headstone very carefully as it will be your tribute towards the deceased. Also the headstone serves as a grave identifier and tells others about how important the deceased person was for you.
There are many different ways to personalize a headstone. The most common way to do it is by having the deceased’s name, date of birth, and date of death inscribed on a headstone. You can also use a personal message, some thoughtful prayer, famous quotes and some verses from the Bible.
Well, choosing a verse from the Bible is the most challenging as well as emotional task also. But with the help of family member and friends, you can easily select verses from Bible that convey the messages related to peace, love and remembrance.
Some popular Bible Versus that can be used on a headstone are:
“He shall receive the blessings from the Lord and righteousness from the God of His salvation” – Psalm 24:5
“I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears” – Psalm 34:4
“For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised, he is to be feared above all Gods.”—Psalm 96:4
“Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name.” – Psalm 103:1
“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.” – Matthew 25:31
“For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.” – John 6:33
“Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.” – John 14:19
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” – John 14:1
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you” – Philippians 1:3
“That whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” – John 3:15
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” – Matthew 5:8
“The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.” – Proverbs 10:1
“As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.” – Psalm 103:13
“Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death.”- Exodus 21:15
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12
“Sleep on now, and take your rest” – Matthew 26:45
“He that endureth to the end shall be saved.” – Matthew 10:22
“I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he lives.” – John 11:25
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” – John 14:1
“Death has been swallowed up in victory.” – I Corinthians 15:54
“Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.” – Psalm 90:10
“They can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.” - Luke 20:36
“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” – Romans 6:4
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21:4
“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God.” – Job 19:25-27
“As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.” – Psalm 17:15
“But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.” – Psalm 49:15
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” – Matthew 5:8
“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” – John 14:2
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” – Hebrews 9:27
Well, the above mentioned inspirational Bible verses can be used as a perfect inscription on a headstone. You can choose any of the Bible verses mentioed here and use it on a headstone. If you are finding it difficult in making a final choice, take help from family members and friends.