Life is hard. Life isn’t fair. Life sucks.
I’ve heard (and felt) all of the above in the last few weeks. And with some good reasons:
- A friend is slowly being crippled by a chronic disease.
- A thirty-something mother of three young girls from church has decided to stop chemo and begin palliative/comfort care for the remainder of her life.
- Two babies died this week.
- A niece passed a kidney stone the size of a pea.
- A young man is dying of AIDS.
Life is hard.
Life isn’t fair.
But it’s what we’re stuck with as long as we’re on this side of eternity. I keep coming back to the fact that “… our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” (2 Corinthians 4:17)
I have a friend who keeps
threatening promising to make t-shirts that say “Heaven is Gonna Rock.”
The more people I know on that other side, the dearer Heaven becomes. I made one of the dying people I know promise to deliver a few messages for me.
I’m not morbidly thinking I will die anytime soon, or wishing for heaven.
It’s more like a favorite aunt and uncle has moved to Fairbanks. I’ve never had a desire to go to Fairbanks and see it for myself. But just knowing that someone I love is there makes the thought of traveling to Fairbanks a little more bearable. And it makes Fairbanks a bit more special to me.
You know how real life is left behind when you’re on vacation? Heaven is kind of like a permanent vacation from laundry and dental cleanings.
It’s gonna ROCK!