Yes, We All Die.
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. –Hebrews 9:27-28
I don’t think anyone likes to talk or think about their own death or the death of their loved ones. However, there are certain facts we can learn from death:
We will all die.
Life is short, so we should make the most of each day.
Celebrate life daily. Live now – don’t wait!
Talk to your child/spouse/friend. Realize you will never have this day or conversation again.
Enjoy the weather. Look at a flower.
Walk with God the Creator and Sustainer of life.
I like what Leo Buscaglia wrote about death and life:
Death teaches us, if we want to hear, that the time is now. The time is now to pick up a telephone and call the person that you love. Death teaches us the joy of the moment. It teaches us we don’t have forever. It teaches us that nothing is permanent. It teaches us to let go, there’s nothing you can hang on to. And it tells us to give up expectations and let tomorrow tell its own story, because nobody knows if they’ll get home tonight. To me that’s a tremendous challenge. Death says “live now.”
Trying to live now,