I ended up my July with conducting emotional funeral services. I was blessed to be a comforter and encourager to the family. The Bible said, “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.” (Ecclesiastes 7:2).
Unfortunately, many Vietnamese see death as a taboo topic and may therefore be reluctant to discuss death. In this occasion, I conducted 3 services, and a special service was in the evening when there were some non-Christians participating. It was special event to share the gospel and encourage the bereaved.
The death reminds us of three realities.
1. Death and life are not ruled over by humans. Human beings cannot create life.
2. God is the One Who controls our life and death.
3. The death is the beginning of a new life. Once a seed is dead, the new life begins. Death is not the end, but it is a starting point for eternity for believers.