Who knows how long each of us has left? No-one but the Lord. When I am conducting a funeral service, I pray for myself and the other mourners – that the Lord will give us grace to live, for the remainder of our life on earth, for His praise and glory. I remember, back in 1989, hearing another minister, Matthew Rodger of Ellon, at the funeral of Gary Riddell (Dunfermline Athletic central defender), who died of a sudden heart attack, while running a marathon. The service was held at East End Park, and a lot of people heard Matthew’s words. He said, “How long we live is less important than how well we live.” Gary was only 22 when he died. Whether we live a long life or a short life, let us rejoice in this – our Saviour died for us so that we might live with him forevermore.