A Harsh Reality
This week our church family was once again struck by a harsh reality–that we live, we love, and then we must let go. That is, we should never take life, family, friends or God for granted. We always should live our lives as though today might be our last.
Love God, Love People
Last Saturday, our dear friend, and church elder was doing just that–Loving God, loving people–his everyday way of living. As usual, he was among his fellow elders, meeting and greeting visitors old and new in our church lobby before services. Right there, our heavenly father called this young and lively 56-year-old man home to be with Him. In an instant, all our lives changed.
We are now in that time where we must learn how to graciously let go and move on once more with our living and loving knowing that that time will inevitably come again.
The good news is our friend’s life and dying exemplified His faith in God and people. He openly taught and shared his gifts for living with others. And, it showed when his amazingly strong family made him and all of us proud as son, daughter, and mother each rose and spoke of their love and respect and even comedic times with their loved one and friends.
As funerals go, it was a true celebration of life and a tremendous way for us to begin the process of letting go and moving on, satisfied that our friend lived his life on earth to the fullest and that we always will miss his presence on earth, and will continue loving and remembering him fondly.
Thanks, Dan, for sharing your love and life with us.