After years of mental struggle her body finally gave way.
Reference: “Then he gave them these instructions: “I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite,” Genesis 49:29 NIV
Explore: Tomorrow I will be attending my cousin’s funeral. After years of mental struggle her body finally gave way.
She was far from living a full life and her family are left behind grieving their loss. There is no doubt the pain and sadness will last with them for a long time.
But after such a long time of my cousin living in turmoil, she is now with a God who loves and accepts her unconditionally. Her family who have gone before will be there awaiting her arrival.
Application: Death is such a double edged sword. For us left behind we hold a part of the grief for a life time. But for those who pass on, they live in freedom and peace.
Jacob had a positive outlook on death, but he had lived many full years.
We never really know when we will pass on, all we can do is live our now in such a way that when it is our time to go, we can go with confidence.
Prayer: Lord, may each day we live be filled with many intentional moments to contribute to our life’s work. Amen.
Would you feel content with your life if it stopped today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.