I don’t like speaking at funerals. But I have learned that the funerals are not for the dead but for the living. So each time I have conducted a funeral I have done my best to comfort the living and point them to the one who controls their future. I try to politely point them to Christ the one who hold their future in His hands.
I have had the opportunity to preach at many funerals over my 34+ years of service. Some were friends who I loved dearly, some were strangers whom I had never met, and some were family members. I spoke at my wife’s grandmother’s funeral, I spoke at my wife’s mother’s funeral, and I spoke at my wife’s sister’s funeral and each of them were difficult but I wanted to be used of God to help comfort and direct them to the Savior of the world.
Remember that when you attend a funeral that the funeral isn’t for the dead as they are on the other side. They are already dealing with their destiny. What you need to do is consider are you ready to cross to the other side? Are you ready to stand before God and be judged? If not you must get ready.
The first thing you need to do is realize that you are a sinner needing a Savior. The Bible says all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Admit you are a sinner needing a Savior.
The second thing you need to do is accept the free gift of salvation God offers you. Jesus died on the cross to pay for your sins. Accept His payment for your sins. For whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Trust Him to forgive you of your sins and believe with your heart that Jesus died for you and rose again. Then one day when you cross to the other side you will be prepared to meet God. You will be able to stand before God and your sins will be covered by the blood of Jesus. When God asks you why you should be allowed into Heaven you can say, “because I accepted Christ payment for my sins on the cross of Calvary.”
I hope this has helped you. I put my trust in Jesus many years ago and I am ready to meet my Lord and Savior when my time comes. Are you ready?
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