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Charlee Went Home Today

Charlee Went Home Today!

The Teacher in Ecclesiastes said "There is a time for everything...A time to be born and a time to die...As much as I believe this, it's never easy or the right time! I always want a Good explanation. I want to believe that God is Good and I'll understand the Good explanation later.

Today was the "time to die" for Charlee, my 10 month old great granddaughter. In fact, today was her 10 month birthday! How about asking for a Good explanation for that happening. For now, I'll hold that question.

Over the past four weeks, I've experienced four close acquaintances reach what many might think was the "end." My unbelievable blessing was sitting in front of one of those and listening to him suggest that even though it seemed like an ending, he was confident of a New Beginning! He started that New Beginning six days later.

That's my Belief and as I sit here with tears I turned to Revelation 21:4 and the Bible says "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Although some of my friends are no longer close by, I believe their tears and pain are gone and they've given me the gift of gratefulness. I feel that many of my friends and I have been running through a mine field over the past several months and I'm the only one who hasn't stepped on a mine.

Father, God, help me to understand, be grateful and use this experience for You!

What about you?

What are you noticing about life?

What has happened in your life to help you to notice the valuable things we have?

What conversation or hug could you have today that would be helpful?

Life is short and fragile! Take advantage of every minute!