At a memorial service the other day, it was said that “God took her home.” This is often said in memorial and funeral services, and otherwise when referring to friends and loved ones who have died.
Without taking issue in this specific case, I wonder if it generally wise (or correct) to say that God “took” someone in his or her death. I am not so sure that God plays an active role I’m everyone’s death.
I would rather say that “God has received or welcomed” than that God “took” them.
What do you think? Is God active or passive in people’s deaths?