"We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God." II Cor. 5:20
- The first moves us from a ministry as an Ambassador for Christ to heaven, while the latter sees but the loss of what made life meaningful here.
- The first has a resounding declaration of victory and a celebratory home going, while and the other sees it as leaving a home and ending a life.
- The first brings a sense of peace in the midst of the grieving, because it links our loved one’s life and ours exclusively to His life, while the other brings forth a sense of deep sadness and one primarily focused upon loss and a separation from a loved one.
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