Life is a beautiful thing. Each spring I look out the window and see the flowers bloom. Their peddles start to open and there is new life in their roots. They are so beautiful. After the end of each year some survive and others die out. There is a new breed of flowers that are beginning to take shape. Life is like a flower. We never know how long we have to live. We may live into our late 80’s or live to finish college. Each of our time frames are different. Throughout our life we are privileged to be raised by wonderful parents. They go through so much, that we may have the things we need to grow up strong. Their teachings help us become great parents to our own children. Their love for us keeps us going when times are hard. As years go by we develop many great memories with our family. Many of us are privileged to marry our sweethearts. Our love for each other is forever. Bonds are made and many great memories are created. The good times will always be remembered. We are blessed to have such great friends. Some that we forget and others that we will cherish forever. In the beauty of life, death has a sting on each of us. For life only lasts a small season. This is why it is vital to live for Jesus. Let the Lord be woven in your hearts all the days of your life.
A little over a year ago my dad passed away. He meant the world to me. I could talk with him about anything. He always wanted to know what was on my mind. If there was something he could do for me he’d go the extra mile to make it happen. His love for me and my family was beautiful. I remember his sweet smile. When it came down to his last days on earth my heart began to sink. I didn’t know what I’d do with myself when he was gone. I’d hug him and tell him how much I loved him often. Then as death came I was left in shock and began to weep. My best friend and dad had just died. I knew he went to a better place but it was hard to see him go. As the funeral arrangements were made I went through his pictures and it brought back so many great memories. I was left feeling blessed to be raised by such a great man. Once my dad was buried I knew his soul was in heaven. He had gone to meet Jesus. Everything we have dear to us will one day pass away. Though this life is short we should continue building good bonds that are tied in Christ Jesus. For Jesus is our judge and we will all face Him in honor or shame. I love my Lord Jesus and I know that I will one day see all my faithful friends and family in heaven. Live for God alone and heaven will be opened to you.
1 Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.
2 So Sarah died in Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
3 Then Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,
4 “I am a foreigner and a visitor among you. Give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.”
5 And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
6 “Hear us, my lord: You are a mighty prince among us; bury your dead in the choicest of our burial places. None of us will withhold from you his burial place, that you may bury your dead.”
19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
20 So the field and the cave that is in it were deeded to Abraham by the sons of Heth as property for a burial place.
Artist: Christopher West
Album: Just For You (2004)
Song: A Love Forever