Posted by: theedwardsfam | March 6, 2009


So yesterday was a great reminder to me about how fragile & wonderful, temporary & amazing, taken for granted and cherished. In a few hours last night I went from feeling my baby kick in the womb for the 1st time (21 weeks) to counseling a widow and her daughter an hour after their husband/father passed away in the night. I went from feeling the beginning of life’s stages and observing a baby just beginning to move to observing a man who’s life had just ended an hour before. There are no words to describe either situation, the joy and elation of feeling your 1st baby move or the sadness of comforting someone who lost their husband/father of 33 years.

My mind brought me continually back to the passage in Eccl. where it says “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven, a time to be born and a time to die…” (Eccl. 3:1-2). We do not know when those times to die will come, but we should be prepared to face the Creator of Life and we need to be doing everything we can to help our friends, neighbors and even strangers be prepared as well to face the Creator of Life. If we are born of God then our lives truly only begin when we die to ourselves and begin to live for Him…how much more so when we die physically in order to experience joy everlasting with our Heavenly Father who has given us NEW life through His Son!


  1. Thanks, good reminder, Jeremy!

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