Life and Death … It’s the Circle of Life

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The circle of life is pretty amazing when you think about it. In the same hospital … just a short distance apart, I saw life and death this week.

I stood yesterday in a room with a proud new mom and dad as they welcomed their new baby boy into this world.  This young family was experiencing emotions like joy, excitement and happiness. My heart was so excited for them.

Earlier, just down the hall at the hospital, I stood with a different family. This family wasn’t experiencing the thrill of a new life. There was no happiness, excitement or joy. Instead, this family had just said good-bye to a mother and a friend. Instead of tears of joy, there were tears of sadness. My heart hurt for them.

Going through my head were the verses from Ecclesiastes: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die… a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…”

In the same hospital, one family celebrates while the other family weeps. One family welcomes a new birth while the other feels the pain of death. It’s what we call “life.” It’s reality. Sometimes life is incredibly rewarding, and at other times life will crush your heart.

Truth is … everyone will experience both of these, both life and death. If you’re reading this, you’ve already experienced the birth part … now you are just waiting for your turn on the death part. Neither you nor I know when that death will take place, but it will come. Because it will come, live your life well … and live your life for God.

It’s called life, and you are I are experiencing it. Know this … how you live this life will make ALL the difference in the one to come.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Trey Morgan tagged this post with: , Read 1182 articles by
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  1. L.C.C. says:

    My grandfather died this week. Our whole family has been drenched in a season of sadness but at his funeral the message was so clear. He was in the presence of the Father he served faithfully his whole life and that genuinely brought us deep joy. It put a smile on our face to hear the comments from friends of how he always pointed them back to God in all situations and how he prayed for each one of us, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, by name every day. In these past weeks we have been especially proud of the life he lived and even in his death, he has taught me about what it really means to live.

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