In the past few years I have officiated, it seems, an unusually high number of funerals. Do not get me wrong, it is an honor to officiate someone’s celebration of life. The last one was my own Mother’s. That was difficult to say the least. That has been almost 2 weeks ago and we are still fulfilling , basically last wishes that were made known several years ago. When we are faced with anyone’s death, we by necessity must face our own mortality and what that means. Death is not the end, oh, the body may die but we do not. The Apostle Paul calls the physical body a tent, now a tent is a temporary dwelling. Our body is a tent for our spirit which is not only eternal but is who we really are. The body is just a shell, that holds the spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:1
New King James Version (NKJV)
Assurance of the Resurrection
5 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Our body has aches, pains, and suffers many things. Death is the ultimate cure, the ultimate healing of all illnesses and injuries and disease.