This week it was something else: painful, yet beautiful. I watched as a man was surrounded by many of his nearest and dearest, lying with the breeze coming through the window and hymns sung around him. And with his wife and daughter and son-in-law at his side just a bit later, he was gone.
But he was a man who proclaimed and lived out the Hope of the Gospel. There is a better end to his story. So in the midst of the sadness there is also a celebration.
We said goodbye to a giant in the face of cancer this week. He inspired and encouraged us all to live our lives in the best way possible.
We will miss him. Yet he was went out in joy and was led forth in peace.