Saturday, August 19, 2006

Brevity of Life

She was in church Sunday morning, they told me it was the first time they had seen her raise her hands in worship to the Lord. After church she told some of the people she came with, I am going to bring my whole family here! But by Sunday night she was in the Intensive care unit at the hospital and by Monday she was gone......
Ate Regina, Nol's auntie, passed into the next life.

How quick things change! How soon life is over.

Today, we went to the hospital for a different lady. She was also in the Intensive Care Unit. If you are thinking I.C.U. like America, I must bring you back to reality. For the first three days she was there, she was attached to a respirator, which was manual. Someone had to push the mechanism for every breath that she took. This task fell to her now elderly daughter, who also has medical problems. Thankfully, this morning, they hooked her up to an automatic machine.

How quick things change! Alive, and thriving one day, and then suddenly everything is different.

I talked with a lady tonight and shared the scripture with her:

(Jam 4:14) Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

May we say with the writer "Lord teach me to number my days..."

1 comment:

Lillian said...

I will always remember Ate Regina's kindness and loving smile. She was such a dear. To hear of her worshipping the Lord is a blessing to my soul and I am so glad that we had the opportunity to see her in February.

We are praying for Nol's family.