The Funeral

We had mum’s funeral yesterday.

The emotions were conflicted. The over whelming thought is that of joy. Joy that suffering and pain has gone and that she is now with Jesus – renewed. The cemetery manager actually commented how encouraging it was to have a “born again” funeral. (His words).

Yet mum was my/our mum someone important in our lives. We have a history together – an important history. So that is where the pain lies for us – the pain of loss. But even that pain will only be temporary. The time will come, when, before the throne of God we will be united.

Finally it was a privilege to conduct the committal and funeral. Because of the strong family presence it seemed, to me, like a special family gathering.

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8 thoughts on “The Funeral

  1. Wonderful testimony. Prayers for you and your family.

  2. I am sorry for your temporary loss, but it is her gain! It is true though, that a Christian funeral is a celebration…I have been to many. It is somehow peaceful, even in loss. May the Lord manifest His presence in your life more every day, and remind you of what waits for you and I very soon. Both my parents have passed and sometimes I look up and tell Jesus to say “Hello, and I love them”, and in my spirit…nothing but a grin and a nod…like, “If you only knew!”
    Bless you my friend.

  3. The vision that chokes me up is that of mum walking again, freely, after 40 plus years of MS. Thank you.

  4. Your testimony is an inspiration to all of us, thanks for sharing it. May our Lord be Comfort for your whole family, Don

  5. Few people have the impact on our lives like a mother. I am very sorry for your loss and rejoicing in her new freedom with Christ. I will be praying for you and your family every time God brings you to mind. God bless!

    • Thank you Rick. Mum was a lady of few words but her life was a powerful witness – especially through her struggle with MS.

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