Thursday, April 13, 2006

Death (2)

Yet another funeral was on this past Tuesday. I used the public holiday to record the videos I need for the VisionCast Sunday, and planned to use the night time to capture all of it into my computer (which will take like 2 hours, minimum)... But I went for the service anyway. Have to mourn with those who mourn...  4 of my church members were attached to the deceased - 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren.
The funeral service was one of the most peaceful ones I've attended. 3 children gave their testimony and account on the life of their mother. With deep conviction and genuine hope they expressed their faith in the eternal Kingdom of Heaven, where those who found GRACE through the death and resurrection of ONE. They shed some tears at the end of the service, but their hope in Jesus assured JOY EXCEEDING. This is the hope we have in Jesus.
For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and was raised again.
But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!

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