Remember That People Come Into Our Lives for a Reason and a Season
There is a poem by an anonymous writer that begins, “People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.” While this poem is likely addressing life seasons, it is also a great source of wisdom as we reflect on our time here on earth. Ecclesiastes 3:2,4 explains that there is a season for everything, a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot… a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. The truth is, people are only in our lives for a season, and it’s so important that we embrace that season. Whether it was the result of an accident or a sustained illness, nothing can prepare us for the death of a loved one. While we can’t prepare for the grieving, we can hold onto that person in our hearts. When you’re grieving, embrace all the wonderful memories you had with that person during their earthly life, and find strength and comfort in the privilege of being able to experience life with that person.