This is a presentation made as part of an Interfaith Dialogue, held as part of the Aging Well series at Sunnybrook United Church in October, 2018
There is a song we sing in the United Church that celebrates how God accompanies us in each stage of the life cycle: I was there to hear your borning cry; I was there in your childhood and adolescence, in your adulthood and middle age. And at the end the song speaks of death with these lines:
“When the evening gently closes in, and you shut your weary eyes, I'll be there as I have always been with just one more surprise."
Don’t be afraid, but know that whatever happens after death, the love at the heart of the universe will be there with just one more surprise.