Wednesday, August 2, 2017
HE PLANNED HIS OWN FUNERAL
Winston Churchill planned his own funeral. The funeral for the great British Prime Minister was held in London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Churchill had requested that many of the great hymns of the church be used, along with the eloquent Anglican liturgy. He also specified that a bugler be positioned high in the dome of St. Paul’s. At the end of the service the bugler was to sound “Taps,” the universal signal that the day is over. But then came the dramatic turn. Following Churchill’s instructions, as soon as Taps was finished, another bugler, placed on the other side of the great dome, played the notes of “Reveille,” signifying that it’s time to get up in the morning.
That was Churchill’s testimony for resurrection, that at the end of his earthly life, the last note would not be Taps; it would be Reveille!