A very precious and faithful man in our church has just passed away and will be laid to rest tomorrow. This post is certainly timely and appropriate. This is for you brother Joe

I love the Psalms

Reading:                                        Psalm 116

(Verses 15-19)

Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his faithful servants.
Truly I am your servant, L
ORD;
I serve you just as my mother did;
you have freed me from my chains.

I will sacrifice a thank offering to you
and call on the name of the L
ORD.
 I will fulfill my vows to the L
ORD
in the presence of all his people,

 in the courts of the house of the LORD
in your midst, Jerusalem.

Praise the LORD (NIV).

Reflection

Funerals are fascinating occasions for a whole variety of reasons. Recently, I have had an opportunity to attend a number of these end-of-life events. There is something bittersweet about most funerals—bitter due to the loss of a loved one—sweet because often…

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