Today I was notified my father died. I was prepared... as prepared as anyone can be can be for such a loss. My father did die in the faith. On request of the police, since I was the first family relative on the scene, I had to go into his house before the coroner arrived. My father appears to have died peacefully. I am so grateful my parents, now both deceased, raised me from infancy with the Gospel.
Some people I know, even Christian people, have problems seeing someone who has died. But, as the Apostles Creed states: I believe in the resurrection of the body. As Christians, we should not fear death, especially those who have died in the faith. While I mourn the loss of my dear father, I was grateful to see him one last time. I believe in the resurrection of the body, and the life ever lasting.