An Unread Eulogy

Last Friday, I attended a funeral service. It was my dad’s ex-boss.

The deceased was a Christian. And for the last 15 years of his life, he was battling with the Parkinson disease.

A little about him

I heard for most of his battle with this incurable and degenerative disease, he had questioned God countless of times on why he was made to suffer like this.

For a person who didn’t smoke, drink or gamble and being a person of high standing in society, it was understandable difficult to accept the reality of his plight.

In spite of this, he held on and fought on.

My eulogy to him

Though I do not know him, but I salute this man and brother-in-Christ for his resilience in his faith that has also kept his family together through the tough times.

On his departure, he left behind his wife, only son and three beautiful grandchildren. But more than that, I believe he left behind a spiritual legacy for his next generations to follow in his faithfulness to God.

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

James 1:12

His battle in life may have ended, but in truth, it has only just begun as he has gone to receive his eternal reward from our Maker.

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