March 17, 2009

Weekend Wrapup #7: Memorial Service

On March 3rd, the husband of one of our MOPS moms, went to be with the Lord. I did not know him, but his wife is an amazing, cheerful woman who exudes the joy of Christ every time I see her. They have two young children, and my heart hurts for her. One thing that always amazes me about being around Christians when death occurs is the reminder that this life is not the end. Those of us who believe that Jesus is Lord and God raised him from the dead have eternal life! (Romans 10:9, John 3:16)

And this Memorial Service proclaimed that over and over. Perfectly selected song choices and tributes from family and friends (including my friend) made this memorial service a celebration of her husband's life and a worship service to our Heavenly Father. The following song was sung, and because the words are quite poignant I thought I would share them...
Find Us Faithful

We're pilgrims on the journey
Of the narrow road
And those who've gone before us line the way
Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary
Their lives a stirring testament to God's sustaining grace

Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
Let us run the race not only for the prize
But as those who've gone before us
Let us leave to those behind us
The heritage of faithfulness
Passed on through godly lives

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift through all we've left behind
May the clues that they discover
And the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them
To the road we each must find

Repeat Chorus Twice

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

Words and Music by Jon Mohr
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