In the movie Roots I first heard the quote, “God may not always come when you expect Him, but He is always precisely on time.”
That is a comforting thought.
In the Bible, in the book of Ecclesiastes, we find a large portion devoted to explaining that there is a time for everything: A time to laugh; a time to cry. A time for war; a time for peace. A time to be born; a time to die . . .
I had a lot of plans for this week, but they turned out to be untimely.
It was someone’s time to die.
I could say a lot of things about memories of this man, about how strong, dedicated, gentle, creative, funny, and family-loving he was. And that he always thought I was pretty.
But to me, the most important thing about him was that he cooperated with God to engender the baby boy who grew up to be my husband. And then went on to train him firmly in the ways of manhood.
I have benefited so much from this man who is now gone.
No one naturally feels comfortable around death. Many mourn. So we are uncomfortable and we mourn. We don’t like it at all because we were programmed to love life. Life is our default program.
We hold our beloved dying ones as close as possible for as long as possible. Then it’s time. And we cannot hold on to them anymore.
To every thing there is a season and a time for every purpose under the heavens.
They say God makes all things beautiful in His time.