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.
“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.”