Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

I have heard this expression of "here today, gone tomorrow" more than once recently. Friends or family members of friends pass away.  Tragedies around the world suddenly and unexpectedly snatch people away from their loved ones. These things leave us shaking our heads as we attempt to cope with such sadness...either for ourselves or for our fellow human beings.  It really does seem like "here today, gone tomorrow" sums up most of human life, does it not? One never knows when they are going to breathe their final breath!

So how is this a blessing? you may be asking. Can death be a blessing, a gift from God? Ah, my friend, it all depends on whether one is personally acquainted with Him, the One who gives life and determines when each life shall end. If we have believed in God's Son, Jesus Christ, and have placed our lives into His care for safe-keeping then, yes, death is a gift from Him! For then we will be absent from this sad and sinful world and present with Him in the glorious home He has prepared for us in heaven. Is not this a blessing?!

"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
(I Corinthians 15: 55-57)

1 comment:

  1. I really, really, really like that picture of Dad sitting by the window. I know it's blurry, and maybe it was meant to be that way, but there's something about it that's peaceful...