Today we farewelled another special part of our church community. A man who followed Jesus and whose life was an expression of warm support and encouragement. Our hearts were warmed by a life lived in a way which adorned the Gospel. The committal occurred in conditions where the ‘feels like’ temperature was one or two …
We have flowers from a Friday funeral staying for church on Sunday. They feature arrangements in genuine milk cans from the farm.
After the committal at a country cemetery many of the folk will look at other graves. Most of them seem to have a personal connection. It is a place where memory is concentrated and a matter of the heart.
Today’s funeral featured a transfer of the coffin at the cemetery gates. It was appropriate for a Ferguson to travel the final yards to the graveside on a (Massey)-Ferguson from his tractor collection.