Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for August 12, 2010-Losing to Gain (Vol.3, Iss.2)
Losing To Gain (People), Part 2
Last week the topic of “Losing to Gain” was introduced in the form of several questions, posed to make you ponder the concept of losing. The feedback was great; it is good to know someone is reading these words. Today we will examine the “people portion” of Losing to Gain. Please feel free to share your thoughts on this topic or others that are shared.
We are all born with an invisible expiration date on our foreheads. A person’s time of birth is certain and is announced upon their arrival in this world. The wailing cries of an infant are their calling card. The joyous celebration that is had for your birth is a marked difference to the service held for your departure. Leaving here, transitioning, and going home, dying is as certain as our birth.
The human reaction to death is usually filled with sadness, sorrow and surrender. Our hearts are heavy, our hands try to hold on and our heads are helpless in our need to understand WHY our loved one, friend, neighbor, co-worker, or stranger left us in this world. Quite simply, we want answers to the inevitable activity of death. As much as we know death will come, we are most times mentally, physically, socially and emotionally unprepared to face that which death brings. Those who have a spiritual connection realize that “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. The soul of the saved are released from this earth and the physical shell remains.
So often at the time of mourning people will say, “I am so sorry for your loss”. Yet the believer knows that if a person knows the Lord, then they are far from being LOST or a LOSS to those who loved them. When the pain subsides and the peace begins to sustain, you will find a comfort in knowing the loss of people can be seen as a blessing. The loss becomes a gain in the sweet assurance of knowing the dead and dearly departed move on to a place of rest. As much as people hurt when people they love and care about transition from this earth, in time those left behind will see the beauty in the loss and celebrate those who have gained eternal life.
In loving memory of Larry McCormack (Husband of Karen), we met once or twice in this life but I am sure I will see you in the great beyond. For the countless others we celebrate the life you lived and the new life they have gained! Losing to Gain…
“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”