July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Through the Valley of the Shadow For a Cancer Victim

from the book
In Sure And Certain Hope
An Anthology of Exemplary Funeral Messages


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Carl B. Rife
This sermon was preached at the memorial service for an aunt who died of lung cancer.

Recently, while I was driving in Frederick, I had a rather lengthy wait at a stop light while a very long funeral procession went through the intersection. I must admit that my reaction was annoyance and impatience: I had things to do and places to go. But as I moved beyond my initial feelings I had a number of thoughts about the whole matter of death. My first thought was that every day in the city of Frederick and all over the world people die and there are similar processions that temporarily interrupt other people's journeys. Then I realized those funeral processions do not affect us too much unless we are part of the procession because of the death of someone we love, And then I reluctantly gave way to the thought that someday I will be the cause of someone else's temporary...

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