Wednesday, August 15, 2007

'Till Death Do Us Part

The randomness of death is all around. I can’t seem to get away from it.

We were walking last night at a local park and happened upon a monarch butterfly dead on the pavement. Th was brokenhearted; he wanted me to bury it. He had a difficult time just leaving it there on the ground. I didn’t know what to do, so I told him we could remember it by drawing a picture of it.

A friend of my sis-in-law passed away today. About a month ago he was feeling ill with flu-like symptoms. Found out he had cancer and was immediately hospitalized. He never made it back home, but God sustained his wife through this ordeal as is evident in her journal she set up to keep friends/family members updated as to his condition.

Perhaps I am just “noticing” death around me more since the passing of Mark. I don’t know. I know death is coming. I get that. I really do. Sadly, I sometimes feel like I am so caught up in my day-to-day activities that life passes me by. But I guess that’s why I write here. I can see the Lord’s providence each and every time I write. He takes care of me EVERY minute of EVERY day. I just hope I live each day without taking for granted too much of the many blessings He gives.

And I hope when I die others will know I lived each moment for Christ.

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Carole said...

It's such a hard thing to explain death of the physical body to children. I remember the first time Zak saw a dead bird. :(

So sorry to hear about your friend...they will be in my thoughts and prayers.