I just came from a wake only to find out that a cousin died yesterday unexpectedly. I hope I don’t hear about anymore deaths for a while.
I did not know this cousin, but it’s depressing to know that many people have passed recently.
I found this poem online:
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.
P.S. Not all bad things happen in threes. On the 3rd day Jesus rose which gave us hope for salvation.