The Funeral of Sen. John McCain
…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27)Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (Romans 5:12)
CLEARLY, GOD OVERSEE HE BIRTH AND DEATH OF EVERY PERSON in the human race. We are privileged to live on earth for a little while and then we must move on. How silly for us to get overly attached to this life as though it were a permanent thing. This is the birthing room where God populates eternity. Once we are born, we then live somewhere …forever. Eternity is too long to find out you are in the wrong place. Give me the story of the Cross of Calvary and the songs of Zion.
BARBARA AND I WATCHED THE FULL FUNERAL OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN, Saturday. We felt that he had earned his place as a public figure in American public life and was worthy of our respect in watching the memorial of his homegoing. Sen. McCain was 82 years old. It is noteworthy that his mother, Roberta McCain attended his funeral at the age of 106. His first wife, Carol (81) did not attend the funeral at the Washington National Cathedral but said she would attend the private service at the Annapolis Navy Academy.
Carol McCain, first wife of John McCain.
WE ARE INSTRUCTED TO PRAY FOR "ALL THAT ARE IN AUTHORITY."
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1Timothy2:1-4)
WHOEVER IS PRESIDENT, HE'S YOUR PRESIDENT, he’s your president and you are commanded of the Lord to pray for him. You may feel more like cussin’ him but that’s not on the list. Pray for him. If you don’t care what God said about it, then I’ve lost my case.
SEN. McCAIN'SFUNERAL WAS A GREAT DISPLAY OF POMP AND CEREMONY. We have seen other funerals at the National Cathedral, but nothing as elaborate as this. It was a fitting tribute to the warrior and senator. It included a strong political statement. That’s his privilege. It’s his funeral. The New Yorker said: “It was the biggest resistance meeting yet.” Fox News had a different slant. We probably won’t see another service with that assembly of “establishment” figureheads in a long time. It was good to see Henry Kissinger there, making some comments.
McCAIN'S DAUGHTER: MEGHAN, BROUGHT THE MOST STIRRING and challenging speech. It’s her daddy! And it showed. When she fell off her horse and got bunged up, after her daddy saw she was alright, he put her back on the horse and urged her to finish what she had started, to be tough. That was good! She insisted that the defining word for her daddy was love. He loved the underdog. Yes, I believe he did. Everybody didn’t agree with him on how to help the underdog. I do think he did all he could, and he is to be honored for that.
Sen. McCAIN WAS NEITHER REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT. He was a maverick. He very painstakingly planned the service and secured the speakers. To me he was saying that he was the man that had crossed the aisle and that Washington should do its business that way. I suppose all America wishes that. I think that everyone in the crowded Cathedral had their own private reason for being there and what the service meant to them. It was an exercise in “making nice.” For a few minutes, opposing warriors pretended like they could get along. We will see how the “nice” holds out Tuesday when the Senate Hearing begins for the Supreme Court nominee.
THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL is the “dressiest” church house in America. It’s the solemn place for America to make a statement of moral conscience to the Nation. It’s sort of like Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem. To its credit, we heard Christian music: “Amazing Grace,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” done by the Navy Choir and other high-class Christian music. But, I’m afraid that aside from ceremony, it was a few minutes of “play acting.”
WHY AM ITALKING ABOUT SEN. McCAIN'S FUNERAL? Because God’s Word is the conscience of the nation and our government has been thumbing its nose at God and going against the Word of God. A thousand babies are being ripped out of their mothers’ wombs every day in America and these establishment politicians have turned their heads the other way as though they have no duty before God. The Word of God has plenty to say about it and we must all continue to make it an issue.
Read Through the Bible in a Year
SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 – MONDAY
A.M. Proverbs 3-4 P.M. 1Corinthians 13
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A Good Verse to Memorize:
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)
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Song for Today:
Remember Me (2:50) (J.T. Adams & The Men From Texas)
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