Do you have a Facebook page? I got one when my nephew went to college so I could communicate with him, but quickly found it to be a great way to stay in touch with a lot of people at once. It certainly doesn’t replace face time with friends, but allows you to maintain contact during your busy day.
Today I signed onto Facebook and looked at my friends’ status updates. There were a lot of the typical postings about sports, school, and the weather, but I came to one that stopped me in my tracks.
Almost two years ago, I lost a dear friend to breast cancer. This morning I saw her husband had posted he was in a relationship. I sat there stunned. I mean, I know she’s gone. I attended her funeral, cried with her family and friends and said my goodbyes, but seeing his posting made her absence seem even more permanent than the lowering of the casket in the ground.
She’s in heaven with Jesus and he is left behind to raise three children alone. He has every right to find happiness again, to date and even remarry. I know she would want her children to have a mother growing up, even if it can’t be her. She was that selfless. She sat her children down, before she died, and told them their Daddy would find love again and they would need to open their hearts to another woman and allow her into their lives. She was an amazing person.
Death is as much a part of life as birth. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 reminds us “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”
What time is it in your life? What are you going through right now? Is it something fun and exciting or is it difficult and draining? Whatever you’re walking in right now, know it is a season. Take advantage of every moment you’re given and embrace all God has for you in every situation. There are blessings and treasures to be discovered in all seasons. Start seeking out your blessings today!