An entry from littlebirdsdad.com (http://littlebirdsdad.com/2013/09/05/why-are-there-no-blue-dogs/) had me percolating my thoughts on death and the value of cherishing moments with precious people in my life.
Every single person is unique and special in their own way, to each its own. May we treasure those close to us, not merely the ones who love us. It is of no coincidence that they came into your life in such a manner, for God is the one who ordained it to be.
This morning, I learnt that my 2nd Aunt has passed away… from advanced liver cancer and possibly also diabetes complications. My 1st Aunt too, was consumed by the aftereffects of diabetes – kidney failure. They were both beautiful in their own ways, and they both had a hard life. 1st Aunt was very hardworking and earnest. 2nd Aunt was opinionated and fruitful. My Mum love them both much… very much… Seeing her eyes swollen from prolonged crying makes me crunch in a manner that signifies how much I love her… most…
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Birth and death, gain and loss, tears and laughter, mourning and dancing, etc. are among some of the human experiences that were listed. Just as the seasons in nature change, so do the seasons in our lives. Our circumstances never stay the same for long.
Sometimes we welcome change in our lives. But often it is difficult, especially when it involves sorrow and loss. Yet even then we can be thankful that God does not change. “I am the Lord,” He said, “I changeth not.” (Mal. 3:6).
Because God remains the same, we can rely on Him through the shifting seasons of life. His presence is always with us (Psalm 46:1), His peace has the power to guard our hearts (Philippians 4:7), and His love provides security for our souls (Romans 8:39).
A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing. —Luther
In loving memory of my Aunty who just passed away… She was one of the closest sisters to my Mum. They often find time to call each other, go shopping, visit each other at their homes, etc. May the love and the truth of God so touch her family and mine in a way that reveals Himself to them.
“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Isaiah 57:15 KJV)