Today I come humbly before you asking for your prayers for my family. I just retired and now have to bury my oldest son. As of this moment, retirement is bittersweet. He was 37 years old and died of a heart attack.
This post is entitled Seize the Day because all we really have is today. Many of us do not accept that we do not have unending time on this earth. One day we are here and the next we may be gone. The pandemic has been surefire in reminding us of this. However, not everyone accepts that every breath is a gift from God. He deserves the praise and glory for our very lives.
It is a very surreal time for me right now. I never anticipated burying my oldest at the start of my retirement. I do have a beautiful granddaughter to keep his legacy alive and look forward to getting to know her as an adult. Although, I am looking forward to her becoming a young woman, I am not taking for granted that I might be here.
I want to encourage everyone reading this page to not take for granted those you say you love. No one is perfect. But God’s grace and mercy is here for all. Salvation is important. Let your loved ones know that you love them but God loves them more. Even more in this trying emotional time, the urgency increases to share the Gospel.
I know I am not the first to lose a loved one and certainly won’t be the last. Our time on this earth is not eternal. But our souls are eternal. Where are you going when you die? Where are your loved ones going? I know, it is a somber moment for me. I do hope that you can appreciate things on this earth are temporal.
For those who don’t believe in heaven and hell, my heart goes out to you. I do respect that you have the free will and choice to believe what you want. For me, I choose to believe while I am here on earth. I would rather take the opportunity to believe now rather than later lest I end up some place I don’t want to be for eternity.
Blessings and peace to all,
Time to invest in intimate fellowship.