Today started with a funeral. It seems like any time I attend a funeral, I take the opportunity to reflect on my own life. At this particular funeral, I did not know the young man, but I do know his family. I brought Scott with me, he is a friend of our family who Mike had worked with in the Priest quorum. He has since moved away from our ward. The Father of the young man who passed away, had been Scott's home teacher for years. When I picked him up for the funeral, he had told me this was his first funeral he had ever attended and he was nervous. I told him that it will be similar to a church service and also it is different from other funerals because it is so positive because the gospel explains the plan of salvation. We know what happens when we pass away from this earthly life and the promise of being together with your family is an eternal truth.
The hymn that we sang at the end of the service was, "I Believe in Christ." The last verse stood out for me.
I believe in Christ, he stands supreme!
From him I'll gain my fondest dream,
And while I strive through grief and pain.
His voice is heard "Ye shall obtain."
I believe in Christ, so come what may.
With him I'll stand in that great day
When on this earth he comes again
To rule among the sons of men.