Friday, July 10, 2015

Funeral Services for Beloved President Boyd K. Packer

"The Eagle has left the building" were some words that came to my mind today as the sacred funeral services of our beloved President Boyd K. Packer ended.  I couldn't help but weep for the loss yet feel deeply grateful to know that He is still serving; just in a different place.  

We will miss him greatly. He has been a cherished leader for most of our lives. He was a great witness of Christ in his eternal beliefs and knowledge.

I am one who was greatly strengthened by him; his teachings, his example, his testimony.

On many occasions I have turned to his words to help me know what to do in a particular situation.  I have always been fed, strengthened, and renewed after reading and pondering on his timely messages.  For that, I am deeply grateful.

One of my very favorite messages of all time was a powerful sermon he gave at BYU while I was a student there. I will never forget the witness I received in my soul of the goodness of his life and of his apostolic calling.  It forever changed me. 
Let the Lower Lights Be Burning  (particularly the last story in the article)

Watch full funeral services here:

Funeral Service Report