Today the Rucker family laid to rest their beloved Tommy— husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son.
I saw the family’s emotional pain and tears of sadness, and felt the emptiness his absence has brought. Nothing will ever be the same for them again.
I wish death did not exist. I wish sorrow and grief were unknown words to us; but death is real, however it is not the end.
I think our life on earth is meant to rescue as many people as possible so that they can know about Jesus and have an everlasting life with God in the place He created for His people.
As we drove back home from the funeral I thought about 1 Corinthians 15:55-57,
“Death swallowed by triumphant Life!
Who got the last word, oh, Death?
Oh, Death, who’s afraid of you now?
It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three—sin, guilt, death—are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God!” (The Message Bible).
Death may have taken Tommy from this world, but he is alive with the Father in Heaven.
Do you know where you will go when you die?