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A verse that I passed on using, but could have fit into the message today was John 12:24″Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” In this case Jesus was particularly talking of himself and how his death and resurrection would save many more. So wonderful that we are able to reap the benefit of his love. Interestingly the poem on the inside of the funeral bulletin alluded to this verse, and so I knew the thought was with the family as they were preparing for the funeral today. I just want to share that though things at the church went most as expected, and all was fine, the events at the cemetery were awesome. It was as if nature was in total sync with what was happening. As I got out of the vehicle and waited for the casket and the military to line up, James and I heard geese to the west. The Canadian geese are on the move and they were landing in a nearby lake. The sun was shinning, there was a slight breeze just enough to ruffle the flags so you heard that they were there. Earl was in the Army from 1954-1956 and spent 17 months in Germany. He was awarded the 21 gun salute and his wife was given the flag that draped his coffin. As I finished the benediction just before the military rites started, you could hear cranes calling out as they passed by overhead. Even nature gave him a beautiful send off. It was a sad day, but it was also a day of celebration. Earl would have approved. I believe his little grin is being shared tonight with those who have gone on before in a wonderful banquet we can only long for until it is our turn. God’s Blessing to you all!!

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  1. christinelaennec
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 10:58:40

    Beautiful.

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  2. Glenda Zimmerman
    Nov 09, 2015 @ 11:33:19

    It’s almost as if God was saying,”Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

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