This morning, I attended the funeral of a young lady, aged 22.
Nearly 500 people packed the building to pay their last respects. We heard stories of artistic talent, a love of music, and infectious smile. All cut way way too short.
It was a sobering reminder of the reality and crushing nature of death. It comes, it comes, it comes.
I found myself thinking of God’s thoughts on death in 1 Cor 15: 54-57:
54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55″Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
My prayers are with that family – I pray they will know the hope of the resurrection of Jesus.