Yesterday my family gathered to bury my dad at the Veterans’ Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington. It was a beautiful day, the sky was large and blue. Just the kind of day my dad loved. My husband conducted the service and gave the homily, which I invite you to read here. Our son Nate delivered the eulogy, which you can read here. God gave us a sweet time of rejoicing together.
This morning I read Spurgeon’s entry for June 29 (from Morning and Evening) and the text was 1 Thess. 4:14. “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.” Spurgeon explains that though their bodies sleep, their souls are “before the throne of God, praising Him day and night in His temple, singing hallelujahs to Him who washed them from their sins in His blood.” And at the resurrection on that final day… “what an awaking shall be theirs!”