What happens when you lose your parents? When you look back and realize you are the senior generation. Barring sudden tragedy, your generation will be the next in the family to pass from the scene.
No, I’m not trying to be gloomy. We all think about our mortality at times. Particularly when there are events like last Sunday when a senseless shooting takes place and we become aware that we or a member of our family could just as easily have been involved.Our lives truly are in GOD's hands. It was true all along. Click To Tweet
We can’t simply live our lives eating good food, following safety rules and living a healthy lifestyle and expect to live a long life. Since 9/11, the likelihood of random shootings or other acts of terrorism make us stop and realize anything can happen at anytime.
Our lives truly are in GOD’s hands. It was true all along.
Now we are just more aware that we can lose our earthly life at any time. stop
For whoever would save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
Great perspective and so true. We think we have everything under control until we see the reality of something unexplainable happen. By His will we exist. He is our beginning and our end and our everlasting source. Loved your words today! Stopping by from FMF #8
glad you stopped by shannon:) you are so right! when we get right down to it, we don’t have much control at all do we? it is good to know we are anchored into the GOD of the universe for stability and security.
We have learned this too. Sickness, accidents, etc all remind us that we are not guaranteed the next moment. So we must live this moment for Him.
so true mandy:)
I’ve always loved that verse.
i love it too tara…but it isn’t an easy verse is it?
Grim truth, Martha, but an eternal reward awaits those who believe. My husband and I are now the “senior” generation. Blessed to know our parents were examples of faith and laid a solid foundation.
yes. now to be sure we pass along the baton clearly too:)
Amen Martha. Thank you for this!
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glad you enjoyed it kimberly:) i’ll stop by. i got my link up last nite, but that was about all i could do b/f i fell asleep:(
i enjoyed reading your blog and post today K:)
Great to hear. I’ll read more on your blog today. Thank you.
Well-said! I guess I’ve been lucky, living with death at my elbow, one way or another, all through my life. I didn’t know anyone who died of natural causes until I was well into my forties. It was usually ‘gunshot’, or something I would prefer not to describe (high explosives make a ess).
But yeah…it can happen any time, any way. Only thing is to face the situation with fortitude, and what follows after death with the open heart of a child.
#1 at FMF this week.
for me,andrew, most of the deaths of people close to me were natural, not always of old age, but natural causes. of course, working in a hospital kept me up with all kinds of other tragedies but i didn’t have to live with them all the time like their families did:(
we think we are giving up something when we “lose” our life to Jesus. i’ve found it isn’t the case.