Last week the sudden death of a friend was a shock. He was only 40 years old and left behind a wife and four little children. It is absolutely heartbreaking and this family has been constantly in my mind ever since.
I just wanted to write about my thoughts since this is what this blog is—a place to express my thoughts and feelings about life in general.
I cannot imagine how this family feels. Perhaps they are numb right now and still in shock. To lose your father at such a young age. To lose your husband and your best friend. And suddenly.
No goodbye. No warning. No chance to say you’re sorry. No moment to express your love. Just gone. Forever. Gone.
I cannot know how this family feels having never been there myself, but my heart broke for them just the same. Empathy and sympathy combined.
I sobbed and I found myself questioning—why?
It seems so senseless. So unfair. So wrong.
I don’t like to question God and honestly this is the first time I’ve ever done so. But in his mercy, He gave me an answer that satisfied my soul—something my dad said not very long ago and I can’t even remember what we were talking about at the time.
“We are living this life—not for this life, but in preparation for eternity.”
It’s a tragedy in the natural sense in every single way. But in a spiritual sense, he finished faithfully in triumph.
This life is temporary, but eternity is forever.
Let the little things go. Let your loved ones know they are always loved. Remember that every breath could be your last.
And never, ever forget the true purpose of life.