It's only when we truly
know and understand that we have limited time on earth and that we have
no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each
day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had (Elisabeth Kubler-Ross).
Here are some thoughts about death inspired by the writings of an unknown
gentle falling leaves tumbling on a winter’s eve. Soon their brown will turn
to gray, lay resting on the ground beneath. Like a gentle passing breeze,
the breath of life so softly comes. But something that we just don’t know
is when will come our time to go.
Our time to
go no one knows, if we’ll see rainbows or blankets of snow. Will the
sunrays shine when it comes our time to go. Only the good Lord knows when
our time to go has come.
sorrow, goodbye pain, bright shine tomorrow when we rise again. Walking down
the winding road, thinking of the things we’ve done. Leaving all the ones
we’ve known, wondering about the seeds we’ve sown.
are gathering to receive the rain that’s fallen must return. We, like
falling raindrops go rising from the earth below. Our time to go, no one
knows, if we’ll see rainbows or blankets of snow. Will the sunrays shine
when it comes our time. Only the good Lord knows when it’s our time to go.
think, is really life, the living,
I'd call dead; to leave this
human, mortal strife, and in new
paths be led.
think, is beautiful, a new and
happy home, to live then
wwith the Father and away
you'll never roam.
I know, brings sorrow and often
drops a tear; then you
think your end has come,
but it's only
life that's near"
written by a ten-year old, Ted Hagstrom who was killed in an auto accident
when he was 13 years old).
When we die
we leave behind us all that we have and take with us all that we are.
So let's live life so that
when death comes we may embrace like friends, not encounter like enemies. There is nothing more certain than death, nothing more uncertain than the
time of dying. We should therefore be prepared at all times for that which
is certainly coming.
So when this
corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put
on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written,
death is swallowed up in victory.
we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord:
whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. -Romans 14:8
Let's take care of
our life and the Lord will take care of our death. How many Christians
live their lives packed up and ready to go? That's something to think about
before our time to go.
Dedicated to my dear mother (November 05,
1916 - December 20, 2017). May she rest in peace.
By Tim Pedrosa
is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside
us while we live. Norman