Archive for June 19, 2012

Attending Funeral Wake

Last Saturday, it was my third visitation to a funeral wake.
A friend’s Dad passed away last Thursday.
There was a problem with his lung and he had diabetes too.
During his last moment, a Pastor visited him, trying to share the Gospel to him.
I heard he had wept when the Pastor had asked him whether he wanted to accept Lord Jesus.
Hmm, although I was not there, I believe that tears really meant that he accepted Lord Jesus.
So, chances are, he is now in heaven, or on ‘Abraham’s bosom’, to be exact.

Recently, I finished reading the book of Job.
His friends initially kept silent as they saw his suffering.
But in the end, they blamed Job for his misfortune.
In return, Job regarded them as the worst comforters in the world.
“If only you were silent,” Job scolded his friends, “you would be regarded as wise.”

Sometimes, it is not good to find the true reason for individual’s suffering.
It might end up with people pointing fingers to one another, just like Job’s case above.
The least we can do, as the Bible instructs, is to

“Rejoice with those who rejoice.
Mourn with those who mourn.”
(Rome 12:15)

 

Posted June 19, 2012 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Thought