“Death comes creeping in my room, what should I do O’ Lord, O’ Lord?” (African American Spiritual).
The “D” word — no one likes to talk about it, but all of us will face it. As a pastor for 50 years, helping people face death has been a central part of my life in the church.
For some, death comes suddenly and unexpected. For others, like the terminally ill, death comes slowly — as if approaching from over the horizon. It can be seen coming and even be predictable.