Eulogy from a Study Bible

It was a long difficult week at school last week after the sudden death of one of our colleagues. We began the week with a crisis team at school with us for two days. By midweek, we had details about the funeral. It was held on Sunday.

Our principal spoke and shared memories from the staff. She concluded with a note from one of our students (a fifth grader). This teacher was married to another teacher at our school. They had been married only a year and a half. The student said “when we would be in the hall and he saw her, his eyes would turn into a heart.” It really was true, so much changed in him and he was a much happier person in the last few years.

The pastor who gave the message used notes from our teacher’s own study Bible. He shared verses that were highlighted and his personal notes. It was amazing. The loss has been difficult, but with the words and tributes of Sunday, healing begins.


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5 Responses to Eulogy from a Study Bible

  1. arjeha says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your colleague. How insightful that fifth grade student is to notice the husband’s eyes. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your school community.

  2. cvarsalona says:

    Diane, I am sorry that your school lost one of their teachers. I can’t imagine how difficult it might be in your school, especially with children remembering a teacher they love. May peace be with you.

  3. Ramona says:

    What a unique and beautiful way to craft a eulogy! At the funeral of my best friend’s dad, they used scriptures from his list of favorites in his Bible. He was a pastor.
    I hope your community feels comforted as they deal with this difficult loss.

  4. Tim Gels says:

    Diane, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your colleague. I hope and pray for peace and comfort for that family, you, and your school.

  5. onathought says:

    Diane, I am holding you and your school community in the light. What a tragic loss. May her memory be a blessing.

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