Life in Death

Oh, teach us to accept for when death comes it’ll hurt.
Teach us to rejoice and give us renewed hope.
For life is temporary and death is but a step,
a start to forever with you. 

I was going through one of my old notebooks and found these words I wrote last February 2010. I don’t remember if it’s a reflection on a sermon or a devotional I read. I guess these words somehow helped me understand and prepare myself for my dad’s passing the next year.

I can say I am not afraid to die but I don’t want to yet. I love my life so much and I can’t bear to leave my son and my husband. Not right now. Okay, I’m not dying. I’m not sick. I sometimes think about that morbid experience. Thank God that I know where I will go when I die.

Who’s afraid of death? I am not but it can be painful.

The most painful death I witnessed was of my father last September 29, 2011. It was all too sudden. It hurt a lot to know that he is forever gone but then I am immediately comforted by the thought that he is now having a blast in heaven with our Marker, reaping his rewards.

They say ‘Death has no sting’. It will hurt for a while but I believe there is victory over sin and death. Through Christ, you and me can face death with boldness.

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“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
And you know the way to where I am going.”
John 14:1-4

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