An Unusual Funeral

I got a call about a week ago from a friend. His request was a little different. He asked if I would officiate at a mock funeral for Shattered Dreams (the program which recreates a scenario where kids are killed in a car accident because of alcohol abuse)

We met last Saturday and conducted the services. Their families were there and believe me it was just as difficult for them even though they knew that this was only pretend. I had to deliver a sermon (thank goodness for those preaching resources I have). I brought a message about the life of Job ("the Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away--blessed be the name of the Lord)

I couldn't say anything about it until this was over (they presented it to the student body on Wednesday of this week)

You can see more of the photos here.