Today I went to a funeral for someone I had never met... someone who really lived. (http://www.danielroberthall.net/) Having known Robert's in-laws for many years, we simply came to quietly stand with them in their pain.
I sat, stood, listened, pondered, cried, sang, reminisced, repented and worshiped for almost 3 1/2 hours. One of the very last things spoken was that there was a sense that this had truly been a 'significant' time. I think that says it in the best way for me. I am still digesting.
Even though much was said to describe this life so sorely missed, I walked away reflecting that this had definitely been a service that commemorated our Lord. I listened as many gave testimony that Rob Hall was a man who loved well and left the fragrance of Christ where-ever he went. Without anyone obviously striving, it was Christ was ultimately honoured as His characteristics & purposes were described through the life & actions of Rob's. Magnificent!
Thank you. Thank you for sharing your memories with us. Thank you for the truth spoken midst the pain.
Katie & the kids, I will keep praying for you.
Jim & Kathy, I am praying for you as well. You are loved.
Please inquire for the word of the LORD today. 1 Kings 22:5