Thank you for praying! The funeral on Tuesday was such a blessing. I admit I feel tremendous pressure when we conduct a funeral. It is the concluding event of someoneâ€™s life, and the family likely will have certain expectations for the service. How do you give due honor to the one who died, without idolizing him? Only the Lord Jesus can give that sort of direction, and gratefully He did. So thank you so much for praying.
The man who died was such an encouragement to me. He was the picture of a faithful servant. I never heard a complaining word, and others who knew him for many years said they never did either. Even in the later years of such physical suffering, he didnâ€™t complain. He loved his wife of 55 years, and she felt cherished by him. He faithfully attended church every Sunday he was in our nursing home.
He worked hard all his life doing manual labor during the heat of Kansasâ€™ summers and the cold of our winters. He didnâ€™t make much money, but he paid off their first houseâ€™s mortgage early, and then through the years bought nicer homes and cars debt free. He knew how to be careful with his money and not waste it on frivolous things.
To top it off we were able to share Christ with all who attended. We were so blessed to be asked to help them. The children sang two songs, which were deeply appreciated. I am so grateful to the Lord for His allowing us to be a part of our nursing-home church. Again, thank you for praying.
“Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications” (Psalms 86:6).