Saturday, April 27, 2013

Returning To...

Even though I have written about my friend V's funeral service, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there's more to be said.

Like normal, vehicles were lined up and ready to proceed to the cemetery.

For me, it was different than normal.  The funeral home representative asked if I would travel with them, or drive my own vehicle.  I told him I would drive my van.

They had me follow the lead car, and be in front of the hearse.

On the way to the cemetery, I couldn't help but think about how I felt strange about driving where I was positioned.  But, every time the thought popped into my head, I prayed.  Silently.

Due to the rain pouring down, and since the mausoleum at Heavenly Rest Cemetary was not in use, we proceeded there, instead of attending the grave site.

After the procession made it's way inside, I read Psalm 23 and spoke for a few minutes, once again.

Since we were not at the grave site, I did not use any sand, while discussing the issue of ashes to ashes and dust to dust. 

Instead, I spoke about how in Genesis, God created man from the dirt of the earth, and spoke about how our body returns to the earth.  And, reminded all in attendance that it is only V's body that was being buried in the earth, for her soul is in heaven, with Jesus.

Just as God confirmed, in Ecclesiastes 12:7, " Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."

We sang Amazing Grace, together.  Then, in closing, I prayed, once again.

How grateful I am that God gave me the ability and the grace to be able to work for Him, while honouring Him, and my friend, V.  Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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