Our Mission In The Marketplace | A Gentle Reminder Of God’s Invitation |
Reflections of TRP Managing Director
Our Mission In The Marketplace:
As a Bereavement Services company, The Resting Place Pte Ltd (TRP) seeks to fulfill the great commission (Matt 28:18-20 ) of The Lord Jesus Christ as His Ambassador in the marketplace ( 2 Corinthians 5: 20 ). We reach out and minister to the needs of Christian families who have lost their loved ones, while also reaching out to those who need to know about salvation and eternal life.
As a former Elder of a Church, I often had to conduct Funeral rites for Church and family members; and I realized that meaningful services are needed to help family members cope with the Loss of a loved one to give them a living hope and a strength to move on with life. With TRP, our mission is to provide compassion, care, and biblical counselling, in our services to the bereaved and hope to make a difference in the lives of others.
As Believers and Christians, we take comfort that we have an eternal inheritance and blessing as promised in Our Saviour Jesus Christ.
We know that “Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him” ( John 14:6 ).
Jesus assured us that ”For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says The Lord, thoughts of peace and Not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” ( Jeremiah 29:11 ).
With that assurance, we know that ” Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the House of The Lord forever” ( Psalm 23:6 )
God wants us to know that we are all precious to him. He loves us very much and thinks about us all the time. ” Precious in the sight of The Lord is the death of His Saints.” ( Psalm 116: 15 )
Jesus also assured us that ” I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. ” ( John 11:25 ).
May you be blessed and be encouraged!
Reflections of TRP Managing Director
A Gentle Reminder of God’s Invitation:
I believe many of us have attended funeral services of our close friends, colleagues, relatives and loved ones from our own families.
The passing on of a dear one is never a pleasant thing to all of us and sometimes it brings about traumatic experiences and painful memories which are not easily forgotten.
The Bible in ( Psalm 90:10 ESV) tells us that the years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.
When we are young, we don’t give much thoughts to such realities. We can be very engrossed in pursuing our education, charting our family future, marriages, personal goals, our career paths and achieving and building up our financial successes.
As we grow older and when many around us whom we know are passing on in lives, it begins to remind us that our lives can also become fragile, especially when we encounter fatal sicknesses which are inevitable in later years.
So, while still young and full of vigor, strength and vitality, it is very prudent for us to ponder the following questions:-
(1) What is the Purpose of Life ?
(2) What is the meaning of Life ?
(3) what is the purpose of my existence ?
(4) Why are we here ?
(5) What is my eternal destination when I passed on ?
(6) Is there a Divine being and a Creator God ?
And most importantly, why is there a God consciousness within me prompting me knowingly that there is a place called paradise ( heaven) or hell ?
In the Bible ( Eccl 3:11 ), it says,
” He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put Eternity in Our hearts, except that no one can find out the Work that God does from beginning to end.”
Also in the Book of Romans (1:19-23) NKJV, the bible tells us that:
” Because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the Creation of the World His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His Eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the Glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like incorruptible man, and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.”
This message is an invitation from god to us while we are still living. He wants us discover that he is the creator god, who is the resurrection and the life ( John 11:24-25 ), and who has the power to grant repentance and forgiveness of our sins and give us the free gift of salvation.
In the New Living Translation in ( 1 Cor 15:54 ), it says ” then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this scripture will be fulfilled: ” death is swallowed up in victory.” at the sacrifice of Jesus at the cross of Calvary.
May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” ( Num 6:24-26 NIV)