The picture above was taken during the funeral for Eric Petrus. Eric was a friend of mine for many years. We’re the same age. Eric battled cancer for over a 3rd of his life.
And he won.
He has finally been healed by God. The struggle is over, and cancer will never cause an ounce of pain or grief for him ever again. He is home.
As I sat through his funeral, I watched the most vivid example of the “peace that surpasses all comprehension” displayed through Ken Petrus at his son’s funeral. That is Ken on the right side of the picture praying over the hundreds of people in attendance. For those in attendance, it was a remarkable display of composure and peace.
It’s much more than he didn’t break out into weeping like most people would. That wouldn’t have made his message a failure. Grieving is not evil. It was his honesty and hope that spoke volumes.