I was at a beautiful funeral recently. The man had been a Christian. He was involved in the men’s group at church. Previously, he had apparently been in the Navy. We brought foods, the pastor gave a salvation message, the G-Men from our church did a sword service. The men’s group has meetings where they study God’s word intensely and after a full year or two, get presented with a big, shiny, sharp sword. The Bible is sharper than any two edged sword. This is why they receive swords.
This part of the service was precious. The part where sailors in crisp white uniforms presented and blew bugles was priceless.
“Precious, in God’s sight, is the death of His saints.”
“Today, shalt thou be with Me in paradise.” (Luke 23: 43)
“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”.
No more waiting for him….no waiting to see Jesus….
David Phelps has a song with the chorus: “No more night, no more pain, no more tears, never crying again. Praises to the great I AM, we will live in the Light of the risen Lamb”