It turned out to be a 'Celebration of Life' and of 'A Promise Kept'.
Here is how it went...
As we gather here today, to pay our last respects to my Father, George Osvath,
I am reminded of what he said, when he last sat…where you are today
He told me he wanted us to 'Celebrate his Life' rather than mourn his death
Ironically, the most important relationship he developed…was much later in life
And why he wanted us to ‘celebrate’ today !
You see our family experienced one of God’s promises, first-hand…
Acts 16:31 says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved...and your household."
How, you ask? Well, my Mother was the first in our family, the Christian matriarch (if you will), and my Father was the last to develop that personal relationship…
ten or more years later, in 1998, before his health problems began, fulfilling God’s promise, and your household."
God’s word says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, aull things have become new."
So, while we may grieve in the flesh
Let us CELEBRATE George’s life and take confidence in the Spirit
No more pain, no more suffering
Knowing…that he is experiencing the ‘gift’ of eternal life with our Heavenly Father thru God’s Grace and not of his own works