I watched the Margaret Thatcher funeral from my hotel room in Dublin. It was magnificent, not only in form, but in content.
Few do tradition, pomp and ceremony better than the Brits. They've been at it for a long time.
Thatcher wrote her own funeral program. It was unabashedly Christian. The Scriptures pointed to Jesus Christ as Savior and confessed her faith in him. It was especially delightful to see Prime Minister David Cameron reading these words of Jesus: "I am the Resurrection and the life; no one comes to the Father but by Me." Cameron has been quoted as saying his religion comes and goes.
A small percentage of the British claim any religious faith. Most commentators call it post-Christian Britain as part of a post Christian Europe. But on Wednesday, the words of God pointed to the Word of God made flesh and demonstrated once again that no matter what man says, God is. To the end, Margaret Thatcher was a woman of conviction in her political beliefs and in her faith.
In Dublin, I'm Cal Thomas.
Publication date: April 19, 2013