Wednesday, April 26, 2017
the mystery of death
This particular prayer has a phrase in it, "the mystery of death has stricken us again." I stopped using the prayer because I thought that phrase was archaic. But with the passing of my friend Dan, I cannot get the phrase out of my head.
The mystery of death..... stricken....
My heart is surely stricken. I am not happy with God about Dan's death. But as my pastor said on Sunday, we are not in control. We can steer our cars, we can coach children, but we are completely powerless over life and death. We are not in control. It is a big mystery.
Some parts of life have to be absorbed a little bit at a time. I'm gonna keep wading into this mystery of death. Hopefully the feeling of being stricken will subside. I know that Dan would not want us to feel so sad. And I know that somewhere, in heaven, he is smiling a big smile.
It is still a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.