|The path to your final destination is one you take alone|
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And, there were two sisters I greeted early mornings. The sisters sometimes came to work in the same car, and sometimes in separate vehicles, but I could count of them both being so cheerful in the mornings. One was buried last week. I got the news last week that Elaine Oliver had a brain aneurysm and died suddenly. I'm certain it was a complete surprise and shock to everyone when they heard the news, as Elaine wasn't at all overweight and probably in her early thirties. Elaine didn't live to see old age.
When a young person dies suddenly, it's a reality jolt that a breath separates us from death. There is no promise we'll see the next minute, or see the next sun set or sun rise. Every minute of life is a blessing and gift from God and only God knows the number of days of physical life I yet have to go.
Conception and birth are our beginning and physical death is the end of this temporary life housed in flesh. For those saved by the grace of God, which I am, my next life phase will be in a glorified body.
I pray when it's my time, it will be an occasion to celebrate the completion of my work here, and, that my life's work will be found to be pleasing to the Lord. I yearn for that, and each day I purpose to make myself a better person where it counts the most than the day before.
Physical death completes this phase, but there is so much more after that to come because Jesus defeated death on the Cross at Calvary. Without Jesus, there's no ounce of hope for anything good after death. I'm so proud to know there's hope through Jesus for the future tomorrows. With Him, the end of this life is the beginning of an even better life.
Death is nothing to fear because of Jesus and that makes me happy.
|Death can come at any minute, we never know exactly when|
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This is written in memory of Elaine Oliver. God bless her soul.