Question: My brother died last night…he is a Christian and his funeral will definitely be Christ centered. He was 53 and died unexpectedly.
Music is something that comforts me, any good music videos out there about heaven?
I am absolutely blown away by how wonderful you all have been in your sympathies. I wish I could give you all a big hug in person. I’ve watched and listened to a lot of the numbers and am still trying to get through all of these.
I’m also going to send several of these songs on to family members.
Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart!!!
In Agape Love
Thank you once again. I feel that this question deserves a best answer awarded by me. But, I cannot make a decision until I return from the funeral. You have all sent me hours of videos to watch, and some wonderful poetry. I want to make sure I choose wisely on the best answer.
Thank you all for your caring, concern, and wonderful contributions.
You once again have reminded me how blessed I am to know all of you!
And to those who are not sure…this is a legitimate question, as people are supplying answers to me on some great videos.
Thanks again for your prayers and thoughts.
Answer: Precious, precious Searcher! I grieve for your loss, dear one! I am so deeply sorry! I am stunned at this news – and am holding you in Prayer right now.
I seek the Hymns in times of great grief – and there are many you can find at http://www.cyberhymnal.org – where a personal favorite is:
These are so beautiful – it is like listening to angels.
I wish there was SOME way I could comfort you, dear one. Since God is able to go before us all – I pray He come to you and comfort you in His loving arms, dear one.
1st Corinthians 15:54-57 So when this takes place, and the mortal has been changed into the immortal, then the scripture will come true: “Death is destroyed; victory is complete!” “Where, Death, is your victory? Where, Death, is your power to hurt?” Death gets its power to hurt from sin, and sin gets its power from the Law. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
Death Be Not Proud by John Donne (1572-1631)
DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell’st thou then;
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.
Psalm 126:5-6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Though he goeth on his way weeping, bearing forth the seed; he shall come again with joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
Romans 8:38-39 I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love–not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord!
1st Thessalonians 4:13-18 My friends, we want you to understand how it will be for those followers who have already died. Then you won’t grieve over them and be like people who don’t have any hope. We believe that Jesus died and was raised to life. We also believe that when God brings Jesus back again, he will bring with him all who had faith in Jesus before they died. Our Lord Jesus told us that when he comes, we won’t go up to meet him ahead of his followers who have already died. With a loud command and with the shout of the chief angel and a blast of God’s trumpet, the Lord will return from heaven. Then those who had faith in Christ before they died will be raised to life. Next, all of us who are still alive will be taken up into the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the sky. From that time on we will all be with the Lord forever. Encourage each other with these words.
2nd Corinthians 1:3-6 Praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! The Father is a merciful God, who always gives us comfort. He comforts us when we are in trouble, so that we can share that same comfort with others in trouble. We share in the terrible sufferings of Christ, but also in the wonderful comfort he gives. We suffer in the hope that you will be comforted and saved. And because we are comforted, you will also be comforted, as you patiently endure suffering like ours.