You wake up early in the morning, you will start your day, however, you don’t know what your day will be like. You go to bed at night, but, you don’t know if you’re going to wake up, well, life is a breath, life is short and it passes quickly like the wind. Everything can change in tenths of seconds and we must know this, and knowing this is wisdom.
Life is fragile and changes for everyone from one moment to another, through a story, a call, a visit to the doctor, the soldiers who go to war, those who are driving, those who go on a plane flight; There are thousands of ways in which our lives can change and we cannot escape that.
The Bible says: “There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. (Ecclesiastes 8:8)”. Someone once said: “We have been planted in an orchard and we have no choice”. This is correct, we have no control over death, we have no choice of when we are going to die or not, simply this is not something that can be stopped.
At the end of the day, tears are shed throughout the world, because we all lose a loved one every day. Every day there is mourning and it is because this is the course of life, death is there!
It does not matter who you are; rich, poor, famous, if no one knows you, it simply does not matter, death haunts us all. That is why we should all know that we will realize the omnipotent God one day and our finite and fragile lives need the Creator of the universe.
Today we pray that God will bring consolation to everyone who has lost a loved one, whether in war, from illness, from suicide, or in any other way. Today we join the mourning of thousands of families who have lost someone. Today we also joined those 9 people who died on January 27, 2020 in a sad accident, especially Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter.