What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Reflection. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second served this nation and the Commonwealth with great love. She also served the Lord Jesus with great faith. We were privileged to hear of her lively faith each Christmas message. Her message became a Christmas highlight for me as I heard her speak of living a Christian life.
The above passage is used at Funerals. The reminder is that not even death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Queen Elizabeth II has been welcomed home.
Prayer. Lord God, whilst giving thanks for the life of Elizabeth our Queen, be with us as we mourn. Comfort her family. In Jesus's name. Amen.