I have thought a lot about life since his passing. This happens to many of us when we suffer loss of a loved one. It makes you put into perspective all things. When our daughter passed away many years ago, I was deep in grief and could not wrap my mind around how fragile life is...how could she be just gone? After that day, It was branded in my heart, we never know how long people will be with us. When someone dies, it reminds us that things are not what is important in life.
When my mom passed away at 58 years old...as they wheeled her empty body out of the hospital room...I thought to myself...she is gone and could take nothing with her. She came into this world with nothing and left the hospital not even wearing her own clothing. She had on a hospital gown.
As I have gotten older, I have a hard time grasping how fast time is going by. I have watched my grandparents generation slowly leave this world. Over the past many years, I have seen many from my father and mothers generation go. I have experienced childhood, teen years, young adult hood and are in the more mature years now. Standing on top of the hill, you might say. I have raised children from infants to adult hood. We have suffered many happy, joyous, days but also many losses.
Pondering these losses has once again driven home in my heart, that the most important things in our lives are relationships. I know it is nice to have nice things. I know it is nice to enjoy having hobbies, going on trips and being entertained but these things are so fleeting and don't last for eternity. People do. Souls do. Relationships do.
I know this is an "out of the norm" post, that it might even make you feel down a bit. I know we all know these things but right now this is all raw and real again in my mind. So I just wanted to share my heart and thoughts. Nothing, is more important than having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Nothing, is more important that serving God. Nothing in this life, is more important than the people in it. Nothing more precious, fragile, long lasting or worth nurturing, than a human soul. To let them know you care, you love them, think of them and are praying for them. Nothing is more important than reaching out to hurting people who need to be encouraged. They are all around us every day.
If God puts someone on your heart as you read this today... make that phone call, write that email, give that hug, tell someone how much you care. It can never be done or said enough.
My friend is praying very hard for two special little boys in Bulgaria to find their forever homes. God led her and her husband to adopt many times from this country, so Bulgaria and its people hold a special place in their heart. She and her husband have an amazing calling from God. A gift to love and raise special children for Him. If you could please hop over to her blog and pray for these two boys to find their forever family. Every child deserves a mom and dad. It would make a difference forever in their lives. Please feel free to share on any social media to bring attention to them.
May the God in heaven help us daily to reach out to others and hold nothing back. May we be full of Gods love and compassion as we view others around us. May He help us to have servants hearts and be Christ's hands and feet in all we do.
Mark 10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.