The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Isaiah 57:1
You can't drive anywhere without eventually coming across a cemetery. This is the final resting place for all of our bodies after our time on earth is up. Everyone is going to die. It is nothing to fear. For those who know Christ it is a Home-going Celebration.
How many of you have either lost a loved one way earlier than expected be it a baby, a teen, a young adult, a spouse in their 50's or 60's? It could be cancer, still born, miscarriage, vehicle accident, heart attack, or an unexpected stroke. Stuff happens. No one is ever ready to find out their loved one has passed away. It is sad. We want to live forever but that was not God's plan. We are born, we die. And there is a heaven and a hell.
Be ready. Know God has a plan. Your life is no accident. The people you impact are no accident. Try to live your days as a shining beacon of light and share God's love with those you encounter. Keep looking up!
PRAYER:Father God I know I have value and purpose. I need not fear death for Heaven awaits me for eternity. In Jesus' name. Amen.