Yesterday was my father’s funeral

Dr. Grant Mullen I am significant 12 Comments

It was a day of mixed emotions

Lots of memories but celebration too. We’re happy that he’s now enjoying his eternal reward.
He had no public ministry and always stayed in the background.
But he had a profound inconspicuous ministry that had a huge impact on me.
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  1. The funeral I last attended which was 3 years ago was for my son. How was encouraged that I was still loved by God , Lord Jesus was going to see me through the pain and that there is still Hope ,Peace and Joy mixed in with all the sorrow.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of emotional upheaval and yet celebration. you are blessed to have such profound memories of him!

  3. Dr Grant and Family

    I too lost my dad this past may. As I shared at his funeral the greatest gift any parent can give to their family is the knowledge that they will see them again and that they are now better than ever.
    My condolences on your dads promotion as I know you will miss him. But Oh what Joy! It is but time and we will be acquainted again!
    Thank You Jesus for your inexpressible gift.

  4. My heart is with you & your family at this time. We who are left behind miss that human connection with the one so close to our hearts.
    I also rejoice with you that you KNOW your father is enjoying heaven, and that face to face love relationship with the One He loved, without seeing, for so long.
    It seems that God is calling home many of His older saints lately (there’s been 3 funerals among my close friends recently).
    We have the mandate to continue the race they ran, and to be the light to the next generation.
    May He bless you as you take that torch.

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    Thanks for your kind words and condolences. He was a great man and we’re delighted he’s enjoying his reward and we can enjoy good memories.

  6. My condolences to you for your loss. I also from all my losses before, father, mother , 2 brothers, and my daughter. Despite the losses I’ve learned to release them with a deep sense of joy as I remember Jesus telling us, “I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in Me shall not die but have everlasting life…”. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Dear Dr. Grant,

    Thank you for sharing your loss and the comfort that you find in such a public way. I am amazed by your courage and your desire to use this experience to help others experience joy and hope in the midst of a time that can be filled with great sadness. Thank you so much for your weekly messages. They are helping to shape my perspective in a healthy, God-honoring way.

  8. Grant,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. It is very significant and wonderful how God used your father’s exemplary christian life to draw his family into the Kingdom of God. Now his children and grandchildren are leading others into the Kingdom through ministry. What a very powerful testimony indeed. At a time when you and your family grieve the loss of your loved and celebrate his life, it comes with great comfort knowing he is in heaven’s glory. For him this is not the end, but a wonderful beginning and in time you will see him again in eternity. God bless you and your family.

    I have found that the most uplifting funerals have been those with hymns like It is Well With My Soul, How Great Thou Art, Power of The Blood, and the so often sung, Amazing Grace. In contempory, I can Only Imagine, Faithful One, That City and old gospel greats like I’ll Fly Away My uplifting experiences have been more often found at funerals of Black Christians. The music is lively, colourful clothes, singing and rejoicing that their loved one is in heaven’s glory in a new heavenly body, united with Christian friends and family who have gone on before. More reserved Christians still view funerals as solemn occasions, where apparel worn is dark in colour, hymns and songs are sung with downcast faces, sorrowful, most of the focus on the loss, and not very uplifting.

  9. Grant and Kathy, thank you for sharing about your father. We rejoice with you, also knowing it is quite profound to ‘lose’ one’s dear parent… I’m so inspired by how you’ve honoured his legacy to especially his family and to the church for such a long, truly rich life in Christ. And now for him it continues, apart from you for a short while. We have had funerals for three of our parents, so our hearts go out to you at this tender, amazing time.

  10. Grant, so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. It’s not easy loosing a parent but we are certain we will see them again. We have that assurance.

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