The Funeral is the Prelude to the Unending Wedding Reception

Apart from God’s grace, the gravity of our sin never reaches above the level of shame and our happiness never crosses the threshold of momentary pleasure.  Christ’s kingdom, however, is full of mirth, because of the joy of forgiveness.  The funeral is prelude to the unending wedding reception.

Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 214