The Loss of a Loved One

There is a time for everything under the sun.

Ecclesiastes chapter 3 tells us that there is a time for everything under the sun which includes a time to be born and a time to die. While the first is usually celebrated and the latter is mourned, we have to remember that everything is part of God’s perfect will.

Long life isn’t granted as a blessing nor is a short life a curse. Our number of days are based on the time given to complete specific assignments and once that time is up, so is our earthly life. Some were created to change the world, while others were created to help others. Some were created to instill knowledge, while others were created to birth those that will change the world. While we aren’t born with knowledge of our life’s assignments, we inevitably come to terms with them.

Jesus was the most holy man to come to the earth but he died at young age. His mission was completed in 33 years. So again, life is not measured by the number of years but by the quality of life.

On a deeper note, we have to understand that we aren’t mere mortals that can die but were made immortal and will never truly die. We are born with a life on earth but after that we pass on to the second aspect of our life-heaven or hell. Matthew 10:28 tells us to not be afraid of those that can kill the body but to be afraid of the one that can kill both soul and body in throw it in hell.

Our time on earth is a prerequisite for the second phase of our life. Though it is heartbreaking when someone close to us die, there is a brighter side. The brighter side is that the struggling, aches, stress, and any other problem that we faced on earth is over.

If they accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, we can have joy and peace inside knowing that they are in a better place. Yes, of course, we will miss them but I’m sure that if they had the chance to choose, they would rather stay where they are.

It is natural to cry, mourn, miss them, and to even feel lost but understand that death is not a punishment nor is the end.

Marques The Writer is a bestselling author and journalist with over 20 years of writing experience. The Spiritual World and How It Influences Your Everyday Life and Satan’s Lies: Exposed are currently available at: http://www.mcbooks.storenvy.com

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