I'm flying out today for Donnie's funeral. This is going to be a hard one to conduct -- but I know God will give grace and strength to all of us. "As thy days, so shall thy strength be."
I recall Corrie Ten Boom's story, when she spoke to her father about her fear of death. Her daddy replied, "Corrie, when we are going somewhere on a train, when do I give you the ticket?"
"Just before we get on board", she replied.
"And that's the way God works -- He gives you what you need, right when you need it."