At the beginning of a week I was called and asked to come and visit with a family where dad was not expected to last the day. I went and prayed and visited.
THen later that week I went to meet with the widow and the daughters to plan the service. Where they commented how the visit had set the tone for the rest of their afternoon of waiting.
THen the day of the service came. At the committal the 4yrold great-grandson was very curious about what is happening so as family were putting handfuls of sand on the urn I took his hand and led him over to stand and watch and talked about what was happening. At the lunch afterward the child's grandparents and mother made a point of saying how appreciated that was.
It is the little things we do that make ministry so wonderful....