The Bible presents us with God’s perspective on life. When he describes his view of things, it’s usually quite different than mine. He tells us that his thoughts and ways of doing things is off the chart different than ours.
There’s a statement in the bible that goes against the grain of how most of us think but makes sense. It’s found in the writings of King Solomon nearly 3000 years ago. He said that “It’s better to spend our time at funerals than at parties. Because everyone dies, the living should take this to heart.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us. And a wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time.”
Denial is more than a river in Egypt. I remember years ago receiving a call from a family friend’s daughter that her mom had passed. She said the entire family was in shock and was caught off guard by her mom’s unexpected death. I was taken back at their being shocked since Ida was 104 years old. We’re told in the bible that everyone has an appointment with death and after that the judgment. Even if you’re not a fan of the bible, the statistics don’t lie. 10 out of 10 people die.
It’s been my experience that the people who are at peace at the end of their lives are those who have invested in the lives of others. Those who have only thought of themselves, have been the most miserable and fearful.