I still remember attending my first funeral. I was about 10 years old. All I remember from the burial service was the wife screaming and crying as the husband’s casket was being lowered. I just remember my heart being saddened. Since then, I have attended more funerals and I am expecting many more to come in the future – I guess it comes with the vocation of a pastor.
One observation I had about funerals is that you always know how well a person lived their life. Whether it is through the eulogy or the number of people that come from miles away, for some reason you just know how a person lived their life.
It really is a time where people are able to reflect on the impact the deceased person made in their lives. It becomes a testimony to a life well lived.
Today, at 2:00PM EST they had a funeral service for Ruth Bell Graham. With all the words and testimonies about her life, you realized that she had a full life and she made the most of it for the glory of God.
One life to live… and one day we will all have to give an account. May we live everyday as if it is our last.
Check out the video that celebrates her life.