What did you think of the Reagan funeral? Did you watch it? I thought Prez. Bush did an amazing job with his eulogy. My favorite quote: "He [Reagan] believed that America is not just a place in the world but the hope of the world." He believed American is a shinning city on a hill.
If anything, I think Reagan’s funeral is a reminder for Americans to think about their own mortality. I was comforted today thinking about how death, for those who trust in Jesus Christ, is simply a "passing" on to the next life. We were made to live for eternity. (That’s why man constantly seeks immortality and the "fountain of youth" - we have an inborn desire to live forever.) Death doesn’t signify the end of us. It merely signifies the beginning of the next chapter - the brightest chapter for those who are in Christ. Thanks to the cross, death has lost its sting.
Another thing GWB said today made me nearly cry. When he spoke of Ronald and Nancy’s relationship, he mentioned how Reagan, as a politician, was constantly among crowds of people. Yet, he said, "Nancy was the only person who would make him lonely when she left the room." Isn’t that the sweetest thing? Present during this eulogy were Bill and Hillary Clinton and Prince Charles, among other VIPs. I wondered if they were envious of the Reagan’s marriage success - since theirs have been disasters. A good marriage takes a lot of work in order to be successful. And a good marriage, where there is true oneness, is the greatest gift of all. It’s priceless. I think Ronald and Nancy Reagan are an excellent example to the world of a great marriage.