(Matthew 10:28 NIV) "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell."
(Luke 23:46 NIV) "Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last."
(1 Corinthians 15:19 NIV) "If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men."
(2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV) "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad."
(Philippians 1:21 NIV) "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."
(Hebrews 9:27 NIV) "… man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,"
Most of us don’t like funerals because we are forced to face death -- not only another’s death, but also our own. Many people today live in denial when it comes to death. They procrastinate when it comes to preparing for that day that will most certainly come. Funerals tend to shake us out of our lethargy. Three things are certain. We live once, we will die once, and we will all stand before God to give an account for how we have lived the life we were given. How we live matters, and how we use our time matters. Every day matters. What we did last night matters. What we do today matters. Where we spend eternity, and who we live with for eternity, will be determined by who we have lived with here on earth. Are you living with Jesus today? Graduation day is coming, and we will all give an accounting. Are you ready for that day? -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day