Its a special moment as a pastor when you find out that one of the saints has taken permanent residence in the presence of God. An honor to say you were their pastor. It hurts to see the family mourn, and yet you rejoice knowing your brother or sister have received the full inheritance of their faith.
Today is especially tough, and especially joyous. I hurt and celebrate with all of those from Catawissa and Maugansville.
Don Smith, Vera Davis–it is a privilege to say I was one of your pastors. It is a privilege to have proclaimed grace, the good news and resurrection to those who now know it fully.