Today I wanted to talk about death. Death is the one thing that we all have in common. Some of us will find death sooner than others, we will all die in different situations. Some people will die of cancer, car accidents, drowning, suffocation, burnt, murder and thousands and thousands of different ways but we will all find death someday.
Do we like to talk about death? No we don’t. In my culture we don’t even like to mention death because we feel like it’s a way of calling upon it. We try to avoid the subject at all cost. In the last three weeks my husband lost two family members and I just lost a cousin to cancer.
I ask myself what is it like to know your dying and can’t do anything about it just wait until the day we won’t wake up? I wonder to myself what my cousin’s journey was like. She fought a very difficult battle, her memory will carry on with her three boys, a little girl and her husband.
I ask myself, what was it like to tell them about her disease? What did she say? Did she tell them as soon as she found out? Did she wait and look for the right words? Is there right words and a right time? Did she pray and ask god why her? Or did she accept his will?
I don’t have answers to all of my own questions but I over hear that she gathered her kids and husband and talked to each one of them. What was said only each one of them know and will do her will. I hope and pray that God has her in heaven with the rest of our family and they are all singing with joy to our Heavenly father.
May her spirit be free and rejoice with joy in heaven with our heavenly father. I take a minute to show my respect, and I dedicate Psalms 27 to her may she rest in peace.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.
One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.
For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me! You have said, “Seek my face.”
My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.” Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation!
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in. Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!