The Funerals

Pastor Righteous has lost a dear saint we’ll call Paul,
Whose lifestyle was Christlike, as noted by all.
At his funeral, with joy, the message was preached,
Our dear brother lived holy, and Heaven he reached.
No lies there were needed, no untruths were told,
We know Paul, hands raised high,
shouts on streets of gold.

Alas, Pastor Letdown also lost a church member,
Whose lifestyle was careless, as many remember.
An “unpracticing” Christian, full of Pharisee’s leaven;
But the family is listening… Pastor, preach him to Heaven.
Some “little white lies” to make the mourners feel better;
God’s Word says that’s wrong, But how important’s “the Letter?”

Friend, your day is coming; it may get here today.
And have you thought just what your pastor will say?
Can he give his account with joy? …or with grief?
Can he know that you made it and feel great relief?
Did you heed the preached Word?
…or just go your own way?
Consider, Churchgoer… What will Your pastor say?

Author: Jay Jones

Jay is an author, veteran church planter, speaker, and the pastor of the Pentecostals of Kentwood. He's a passionate worshipper of Jesus Christ, a husband, daddy, pastor, and a ‘pretty good guy’. Jay is also an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church, where he currently serves as a Presbyter in West Michigan.

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