By telephone, Jerry spoke with Glenn before our service yesterday, Glenn wanted to confirm the time of the morning service.
“Yes, it’s at 9:00,” Jerry told him.
“I want to be there. I want to take my kids to our church.”
“It’s the best thing you can do right now,” Jerry agreed. “Come, even if you are late.”
About half way through the service Glenn and his family came into our small meeting room. What had been quite a moving service, even to this point, now developed into one of the most touching scenes I have ever witnessed in a church.
Jerry ministered in a loving, thoughtful way, and at the conclusion of the message, he invited the entire Scott family to the front. The rest of the congregation encircled this grieving family, and we all wept and prayed and sang sweet songs of the love of Jesus, that I hope were of comfort to them.
This family is precious. Scott and Tanya have Shelby, the one daughter I previously mentioned, and two grown children, who have flown in from Oregon. Both the son and the daughter have small children, and as we met all of them after the service, Glenn reminded me that these little ones are Tanya’s grandchildren. “She loved them so.” He looked me square in the eyes as he spoke these words, his blue, delicate eyes flooding with tears.
At noon today, Jerry will meet with Glenn at the funeral home. There will be arranged final services for Tanya.
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