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May and I were involved in several funeral memorial services in past weeks and attended a number of others. One was of a lovely young man who lived his life showing kindness to others. His burning desire was to help people come to know and receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour and to find their hope in Him. But now he’s gone. His work here is ended. So sudden. So brief.
I cannot take my suit and tie with me. Perhaps I’ll be buried in such wear, but I’ll not really be there. I’ve fled to God for refuge and accepted His gifts of forgiveness and salvation. By His mercy and grace He’ll grant safe passage to my spirit on that final trip into His everlasting presence and peace.
May we prepare now for life’s final trip: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). “. . . [He] has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son” (1 John 5:11).
Peter A. Black is a retired pastor - well, sort of - and lives in Southwestern Ontario. He writes a weekly inspirational newspaper column, P-Pep! and is author of Raise Your Gaze ... Mindful Musings of a Grateful Heart, and Parables from the Pond. ~~+~~