Genesis 15:6 (ESV)
And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
Winston Churchill died on January 24, 1965. The former Prime Minister of Great Britain was revered in life for his leadership and, just prior to his death, he planned his own funeral in detail. It was a short, traditional Church of England service at St. Paul's Cathedral. It began with the choir chanting "the sentences" beginning "I am the resurrection and the life." When the coffin was placed upon the bier, the whole congregation sang "Who Would True Valor See, Let Him Come Hither." No time during the service was Churchill's name mentioned. All glory went to Jesus Christ. The 30-minute service ended with the Archbishop of Canterbury standing on the altar steps facing the congregation with his cross of office in his hand and offering a benediction. Then came the national anthem, and as it ended a trumpeter, high in the galleries of the dome on the eastern side, sounded Taps, the bugle call signaling the end of the day. As the last note died away, a second bugler silhouetted against the narrow windows over the western door replied with reveille, the wake-up bugle call that signals a new day. It was Churchill's way of letting others know that he still lives because of Christ.
Do you trust that Jesus Christ died for your sins? If so, that is credited to you as righteousness and you will live with the Lord in heaven for eternity!
Dear Lord, we give thanks to the You for Your righteousness. Help us to trust fully in You for our salvation. In The Name of Jesus, Amen.
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