Real Life Stuff
It's already been a week, but it's still SO hard to swallow. The truth. The reality. The permanence. The loss.
Death. It sucks. It's hard.
This post is not quite as lighthearted and filled with happy smiles. The concept of death, and it's permanence, is still at the forefront of my mind after finding out one of Brandon's friend passed away last week Tuesday.
25. Engaged to be married. Set to graduate from med school. A whole future before him. Gone. Just like that.
God has a way of disrupting our lives while we're busy planning. Death is a part of the circle of life, but that doesn't make it any easier to endure. There is still pain. Their memory still lingers. The loss is permanent. They are no longer here with us in the flesh. And, our world continues to move forward without them. Slowly.
The only reassurance is knowing they are in a better place. Knowing that they are no longer suffering in a world where pain exists. They are now in a perfect eternity.
Heaven. It is beautiful. It is glorious. Free from hurt and pain.
I wish we would never have to experience loss and pain, but God didn't design our world like that. I feel we must endure the hard times to appreciate the good times. This world will never be without pain or suffering, but it's when we come together to lend a helping hand, give strength or encouraging words, that's when we become stronger!!