Sunday, October 5, 2008

My Grandfather

2 years ago tomorrow is the day my grandfather passed away just short of his 84th birthday. It's still hard on my grandmother but not as hard as 2 years ago. Anyways, below is a copy of the order of the funeral service:

Here is my grandparents' church: ---where a fellow Camel, Chris Dawson who has been my good friend ever since preached the funeral message. (Life brings death and death brings new life).

Interestingly enough, my grandfather's funeral was Chris' first time preaching a funeral and he excelled even in front of Campbell's president, Jerry Wallace. The theme of the service was having a good name from one of my grandfather's favorite bible verses. Hank was buried in his Campbell tie. My sister had the privelege of participating in the church service and my mom's brother, my brother and I had the honor and privelege of doing the graveside service. I read from Psalm 62 from the NIV---my sister gave me for my 17th birthday, which I thought was appropriate and still think is appropriate for tomorrow:

Psalm 62 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

Psalm 62
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
1 My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

3 How long will you assault a man?
Would all of you throw him down—
this leaning wall, this tottering fence?

4 They fully intend to topple him
from his lofty place;
they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
but in their hearts they curse.

5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

7 My salvation and my honor depend on God [a] ;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.

9 Lowborn men are but a breath,
the highborn are but a lie;
if weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
together they are only a breath.

10 Do not trust in extortion
or take pride in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
do not set your heart on them.

11 One thing God has spoken,
two things have I heard:
that you, O God, are strong,

12 and that you, O Lord, are loving.
Surely you will reward each person
according to what he has done.


Psalm 62:7 Or / God Most High is my salvation and my honor

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