Thursday, January 20, 2011

Remembrance


Missy, here. I attended a funeral on Tuesday for a man in our church. He was 90 years old, and quite a character. A fun man who loved to joke around. In fact, his daughter requested his memorial service be a celebration of his life. And it was. I'd never heard so much laughter as the pastor (my husband) shared stories that the man had told or that had been told about him. A very fitting celebration of a life well lived. I just hope I can bring half as much joy to people's lives as he did.

So today, I want you to chime in. Is there someone you'd like to remember who has passed on? Someone you'd like to honor by telling us something memorable about him/her?

7 comments:

  1. Louie Giglio had a sermon titled Fully Alive. It's a sermon I would suggest everyone hear. You can listen at passioncitychurch.com.
    He said in that message that we write our own funeral. By the way we live.
    It sounds like this man did just that.

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  2. So true, Lindi! I'd never really thought about it before.

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  3. Missy, I am sure you are well on your way to bringing joy to so many people's lives. Your support at this man's funeral alone, probably touched more lives than you may realize. :)

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  4. There are several that have gone on before me, but I love your description of the 90 year old man's funeral. I hope that when I die I will have left a legacy like Sarah and Abraham. More lives changed because I followed the purpose and plan God laid out for me. I hope the lives I touch are more than the stars in the sky. I hope my lineage will follow the Lord and live out His calling on their lives too. That the Christ followers from my children will be more than the sand on the beach.

    I know that sounds poetic and sappy, but that is my dream.
    Angie
    Angie

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  5. Thanks, Eva Maria.

    Angie, that's not sappy at all. I think it's beautiful.

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