As Christians, we rejoice with faith in the resurrection.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
Yet, we also know the passage from life to death can be stressful on those who survive us.
Ease some of that stress by acting now to put your estate plan in order. Who will be executor of your estate? Who will decide how your personal treasures are distributed? In addition to their own grief, can you imagine your loved ones struggling to find life insurance papers, bank accounts and other vital documents?
By creating a legal will or living trust, you can provide your next-of-kin with a peace of mind, knowing that you have already determined how your estate will be distributed and who will care for minor children. They will still grieve, but they won’t face the daunting task of making decisions that you could have made.
A will also provides an excellent opportunity to remember Zion Lutheran Church. You may leave a gift towards Zion’s day to day ministry through the General Fund or the Building Fund. You can also leave a gift to the Zion Foundation. On Tuesday, April 19, you are invited to enjoy some desert, conversation and learn some ways you can make a gift in a no-pressure, informative setting, right in our own Fellowship Hall … mark that date on your calendar today!
A gift to the church through your will serves as a testament to your heirs, of your faith in God and the resurrection. It provides you with one last opportunity to exemplify what it means to be a good steward, providing for others as God has provided for you during your lifetime.
The good leave an inheritance to their children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:22
What a blessing you can be to future generations!
Drawing up a will is a simple process, but make sure it is done right. By using expert advisors, such as attorneys and financial planners, your wishes can be honored after you are gone.