Aunt Vera [Golden] Gough
Born...St Catherines, Ontario
July 15, 1928
Went to be with the Lord ..April 7, 2007
This Friday was a very sad day for my dad.
Bernie and I took him and my mother to his sister, Vera's funeral.
Now Aunt Vera was a Christian, so we know where she is but this was no comfort to my dad because ever since the death of my bother David, in 1997, Dad has known that he will never see the saved loved ones that have died since,because he is not a Christian and he has not the hope of Heaven.
Dad. along with his 12 brothers and sisters had grown up, going to Sunday School, so he knows the gospel well
Ever since my mother was saved in 1967, along with Betty and I, Dad has had so many chances of hearing the glad message of Salvation.
We are praying for him.
Yesterday as we were at their home as we are every Sunday, we noticed that he was very quiet and it seemed like he was thinking deep thoughts.
The Gospel was brought out so well at my aunt's funeral
I will give you a little bit of what the minister said.
The pastor actually quoted very little scripture other than the verses that pointed to the hope that my aunt had of heaven.
What he did tell the people who weren't saved is that no matter how good they tried to live to earn their way to heaven, it would never happen.
He gave us an example,"You know if I told you that I had a brand new house and I invited you over, I would not allow you to enter with muddy feet!"
They would HAVE to be clean!
The same thing goes for heaven, that clean and spotless place of God. He will never allow a sinner to enter who is muddy with sin.
That sin will have to be washed away with the precious blood of Jesus and then the welcome will be given for you to enter into that place where you can live eternally!
After the funeral, because of the coldness of the day, we thought it would be too much of a hardship for our parents to go to either the grave yard or the family gathering, so we took them home.
We were going to drop Dad off and take Mom out for a hamburger but Dad suddenly piped out. "I want to come too!!"
We were quite surprised by this, because this was a rare thing,
Dad never did usually "want to come too!"
Of course, we gladly obliged!
We were pleasantly surprised when Betty decided to join us.
Here Bernie sits with Mom and Dad, eating unhealthy food and COFFEE!!