The world doesn’t stop every time someone close to us dies. But, how we would like it too! Just stop. Even if for a few seconds. Just put everything on pause. Stop. Stop, so we can take the time to process what has happened. Stop, so we can re-live the memories. Stop, so we can feel the sadness, the grief, the pain. Stop, so we don’t have to be strong for those around us. Stop! Because, it just doesn’t seem fair that the person we love is gone and we just keep living. Oh, it’s a cruel set-up in which death seems to be so much harder on the living.
This week has been a very sad week for the Thomas family. My Uncle passed away on wednesday night at 5:35. His death has been very hard on my Dad, as well as the rest of our family. This week his death was expected, yet unexpected. We were prepared but yet unprepared. However, even in our sorrow we can be thankful that we have the gift of salvation, the peace of eternal life and the comfort of a Savior who reminds us that ” Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15)