The Death of his Faithful Servants

I love the Psalms

Reading: Psalm 116
(Verses 15-19)
Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his faithful servants.
Truly I am your servant, L
I serve you just as my mother did;
you have freed me from my chains.
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you
and call on the name of the L
 I will fulfill my vows to the L
in the presence of all his people,
in the courts of the house of the LORD
in your midst, Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD (NIV).*

img_20190617_1922003 Iris blossom — photo by David Kitz

Funerals are fascinating occasions for a whole variety of reasons. Before the pandemic, I have had an opportunity to attend a number of these end-of-life events. There is something bittersweet about most funerals—bitter due to the loss of a loved one—sweet because often fond memories are recalled.

The end of a life here on…

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