Living in a Field of Hats

some ramblings and reflections on working with students in Herts and Beds.

To live is Christ, To die is gain January 13, 2009

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Yesterday was my first funeral at Ferndale which was quite emotionally tough its fair to say but also was so encouraging. The funeral was of a 90 year old Christian lady and the talk so clearly reflected how the title of this post was true to her and was such a reminder of how much the gospel should be worth to us.

But the most encouraging thing was speaking to the widower and I said I was sorry. To which he answered, “What are you sorry for, She is in a better place. I miss her and the house is empty but who I’m I really mourning for when I know that she is with the Lord and not suffering. I’m just mourning for me”

What an encouragment to see someone facing the death of his beloved wife with his eyes firmly fixed on the Lord Jesus Christ.