I don’t know why God allows some of us to go on living for so many years and others are taken in an instant. It’s one of those mysteries that simply don’t make sense. Why do people die in terrible weather incidents, accidents or murderous deeds, while others sit safely in their comfortable homes? Why are people persecuted and murdered for their faith? Why, why, why?
I know God has a purpose for everything under heaven. Perhaps the elderly remain to advise, encourage or strengthen those who are going through many of the trials we’ve already endured. Maybe the young die so that their families become stronger through their passing and can witness to God’s compassion even during suffering. We can never know God’s will, but we can be confident there is a reason for everything.
I know if I try to figure it out, I am also challenging God’s wisdom. He was there when the earth was formed by His hand, He carved the mountains out of nothing. He placed the seas and all the living things in it. He formed man from the dust of the earth and created all life with just a word. He cradles each child in his loving arms. He loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for us. He overcame death and is joined in heaven with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Lord, help me today to trust in you. Bring me closer to you through your Word. Prepare my heart and the hearts of all believers, for our final days on earth; so that we may be completely blessed by our future life with you in eternity. “No guilt in life, no fear in death; This is the power of Christ in me. From a life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny.”