I have not been to a funeral in a long time. I have had friends who have lost parents in the last few years, but they have been far away. I think that the next funeral I go to will be my own. At least I hope so. One of the themes that are perpetual at Christian funerals is that the person being remembered has not really died but has just moved along to the next step of eternity. Most of us have heard the words of Paul in Corinthians 15 but are not aware he is actually quoting the Old Testament.
(Hosea 13:14 KJV) I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.It would seem that death should be afraid of our savior.
So? Physical death in the eyes of the world is as sure as taxes. Eternal life is also assured for those who follow Jesus. May your walk here be productive and full of joy. May the next step bring no fear.