Ecclesiastes 3:1: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die..”
Before there was any time left, I realized; there will never be enough time left. Time itself will go on and on until God himself decides to stop it. A day has only so many hours before the morning sun comes up, before the birds sing and stars disappear. In the beginning God created mankind; Adam and Eve. Adam was the first person God breathed the breath of life into, after he formed him out of the dust from the ground.
Ecclesiastes 12:7: “And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”
Your wrinkled hands that performed many works before leaving the earth, has left its body behind to be buried underground. It took time to grow and understand things, for some longer than others but God had everything planned out so there was no need to worry.
“You didn’t know what ‘being old’ meant”
You went through it all, had your moments of heart breaks and moments of breakthroughs. You were carried in your mother’s womb for 9 months, learned to walk and talk. Grew up and became independent, had kids and a wife. You grew old but never felt like it, jumped over fences because you forgot your keys inside your house. You didn’t know what ‘being old’ meant, it has never been in your vocabulary, and you said whatever you wanted to say without thinking twice about it.
Your heart was hardened when you walked in the ways of the people around you, not to confuse anyone but you were still you. Years went by and that heart of yours that was once hardened softened, when the words of the Lord brought light into your life. It were simple “God bless you s” and loving hugs, later church ceremonies and a meaningful not-sarcastic kind of smiles, it took you a while to accept it and I wonder if you ever found comfort in it.
All I know is that when my family and I met you, your whole world changed and you smiled more and more each time we saw you. You were a carefree man, no challenge was too hard for you and nothing had the power to break you.
Ecclesiastes 11:7-10: “Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun. So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity. Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.”
Before there was any time left for all these things to happen, we all realized there will never be enough time left. Time itself will go on and on until God himself decides to stop it.
We live on borrowed time and when or limit has reached its number, the breath of life will leave or bodies. Live life while you can and enjoy every inch of it, so if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many.