Saturday, June 25, 2005

Life and Death

My mother died a little over 4 years ago. It was the hardest thing I have ever endured. I cried for a long time. My son Josiah was born 6 days ago. I laughed, I was overjoyed, I could hardly contain myself. Then I started to think of the pain this child would have to endure to live in this world. I thought of the heartache, sickness, and ultimately death he would be acquainted with. Then I was reminded of something I read once that a church father said a long time ago. He said "We should cry when some one is born and rejoice when they die". What the heck? That made no sense to me then. But now.... I get it. Life is hard and wonderful all at the same time. What joys we do have, we should enjoy them. When someone dies (in Christ) we should rejoice.


Anonymous said...

Isaiah 57:1
Meanwhile, right-living people die and no one gives them a thought. God-fearing people are carted off
and no one even notices. The right-living people are out of their misery, they're finally at rest.

Kris Barger said...

Wow nice verse, that says a lot.