Posted by James Stewart on November 22, 2003 at 23:38:07:
I came from a bitter/sweet event (Bob's funeral). It was bitter because there is now a large gaping hole (emptiness) in the body of Christ (from my finite perspective, not from God's infinite perspective). He was someone that I could always go to for help in theological and philosophical problems. If I couldn't figure out how to solve the problem, I could ask him. He would tell me the lastest research on the issue, reccomand a couple of books, and give me three or more ways of solving the problem. He was a larger than life person! As his pastor stated at the funeral, he made everyone feel special. He wanted to be with you. I will miss him extremely! You could not help but love him.
The funeral was sweet because it was a celebration that Bob is with his Lord. In the non-Christian worldview, there is no hope. Christians have the hope of the resurrection. We will see Bob again.
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