I attended the memorial service for the father of one of my best friends from college on Saturday. The Christian funeral is a celebration. As we remember those we’ve lost, we celebrate their victory in Christ and we look forward to our own reunion with Him on the day He calls us home. For those who die in Christ, death is not the end of life; it is the passage from temporal life on Earth to eternal life in the holy presence of our awesome God. That explains, at least in part, the smiles on our faces.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world tojudge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” ~ John 3:16-17